Getting back on the "original content". I think the journalist is for the most part, accurate. In many topic areas, web economics simply do not afford the comssioning of truely "original content". What start up has the money to do research into any particular scientific or technical subject? I know how much I make, and will likly make per web page I have and will write.
Just for the record, I do just exactly what our referenced professional journalist did, I write about my experiences as a professional.
Until the economics of the web changes dramatically, I doubt the average surfer will see much more than a rewrite on any particular subject.
Humm, just like the our newspapers..