Sgt_Kickaxe - 8:48 pm on Jun 14, 2010 (gmt 0)
They do just fine without classification, thank you very much! (no really, it's written in the article)
A label, proof of qualification before claiming the title, taxes and better monitoring of experts etc, I get the upside for consumers.
A title, proof of experience and references when applying for a job, perhaps even a bit more bargaining power when negotiating salary etc, I get the upside for professionals.
This is one field however that if you can, you do for yourself. If this turns into any sort of "proof of qualification required" before your site is accepted into any sort of "web 3.0" remake of the internet it's a disaster in the making. The fact is search engines rank pages, the government doesn't need to step in to decide who is worthy and who isn't. If that's on the agenda this is step 1 (and should be disclosed immediately).