Steve Yelvington could have written more, so much more, in his latest post on the silly ideas abounding for the newspaper industry: shut the presses, micropayments, the faith in Google as the rescue dog in the avalanche.
He's right: Quality sells. How it sells in future is an open question. How the news business finds sufficient sources of support --- revenue, employment, and the like --- is the fundamental challenge (for the time being, cost containment is an even greater challenge).
But he points to a real problem: The Internet has given a platform to a lot of people who haven't worked in a newsroom, haven't managed a budget and haven't got any kind of a grip on basic economics. It's been tough to read some of the pieces in recent weeks without screaming.