I will certainly explore motivations and necessities that pushed independent consultants, freelancers, developers and other IT professionals to become a Misfit.
Frustration; independence; the preference for working 80 hrs a week to avoid working 40 hrs a week ... for someone else; opportunity; better income; better working conditions; curiosity. The list goes on, and it is not different than most professionals who decide to open a business out of eBay or an eCommerce site to sell her invention or craft.
Misfits? How to define technical professionals with tremendous passion for technology and sciences; with in depth skills in different computer technology platforms; with solid experience and proven expertise; with certifications spamming from Project Management to CISCO, Linux; plus serious University degrees; leadership and management roles over the years; Nerds; Geeks; mostly introverted; pragmatic; objective; problem solvers?