Ron Rosenbaum delivers a scorcher in defense of us poor content-making shlubs. I tend to think that after the world has forgotten Jeff Jarvis, it will still remember Ron Rosenbaum. Why? Because Ron actually makes something:
Look, there's nothing wrong with Jarvis doing all this thinking and decreeing. He's said some savvy, if unoriginal, things about journalism (advocating looking at the article as an ongoing process, not a product, for instance). He's among the most rational of the new thinkers. But it's the callous contempt for working journalists that grates. It's a contempt for the beautiful losers who actually made journalism an honorable profession for a brief shining moment--well, longer than that--before it became a platform for "reverse engineering."