This is the second time in just a few days that something related to reputation and credentials has come up.
One of the things media and education experts and advocates often like to highlight is how modern technology makes it possible for everyone to be a producer as well as a consumer.
Well, all this technology may make it *possible* for everyone to be a producer, but not everyone *should* be. Perhaps it just because I’m old, but I think credentials and reputation are still important. “Says who?” is a valid question, and if we are being asked to believe something, we should get to see who is saying it.
Further, as flawed as they are, editor oversight and the peer review process are still infinitely better than no review process at all.