He echoes the concerns many have had in the last year or so --- that simply trying your hand at digital journalism wasn't going to be enough, that at some point the issue of quality needed to be addressed.
But Briggs, in a discussion with others on his Journalism 2.0 site, notes that the "ready, fire, aim" approach was in some respects necessary to get some activity. Now that people get it, they need to get it right.
A colleague suggested to him that quality could be assessed in a standard way and could serve as a gauge for journalistic activity. Whatever the measurement, what's clear is that the excitement over the breakthroughs of digital journalism are waning. Now is the time to demonstrate a fresh commitment to quality.