The MacArthur Foundation released its annual fellows list yesterday. (These folks are known colloquially as "MacArthur Geniuses.") We couldn't help noticing that a great many of the fellows are independent workers. In fact, 5 of the 24 are identified as professionally "unaffiliated." It just goes to show that people who stand out in their fields are often pursuing their passions outside a cubicle. Unlike last year, we didn't notice any Freelancers Union members on the list. We'd better get cracking!