When we work efficiently, we become like machines. It is not to say that we have no emotions, but we operate systematically through comparison, deduction, and optimization. In the process, we must reduce complex phenomenon to a single line: as is the case with a list of freelancers. Freelancers, in turn, need to navigate this situation by telling the person who is waiting to hear the right thing.

It is not a criticism of this scene's gravity (/rules) but simply about its existence. If you take pride in being wildly creative and unique, fitting in spreadsheet points in the complete opposite direction.

This week's prompt is: who puts you in a spreadsheet?

As a reminder, paying newsletter members can join Slack here to discuss the prompt.