Winer wrote some brilliant suggestions for how Big Media can embrace the Great Unravelling, and a troll responds with "we don't talk about citizen carpentry" so why citizen journalism?, and gushes a long list of the heroic (and imaginary) qualities of journalists that set them apart from civilians.
Now the microcomputer movement has given us citizen typography, citizen accounting, citizen audio engineering, citizen video production, citizen telephony, and citizen publishing, so why not citizen journalism?
Finally, who can believe any breathless hagiography about journalists? When were you last impressed by a journalism piece about a field with which you were familiar? Yet he says "They have to understand the beat that they’re covering, preferably better than anyone in the industry under the level of vice president." as a real description of actual journalists.
But it's good to see Dave back in effect. For a while he developed the annoying habit of writing sentences no greater than 6 words long, and engaging in too many flame wars. Now he's once more scanning the horizon and writing solid pieces about what he sees there.