I am paraphrasing the eminent Professor Clay Shirky in his post on the Findings.com blog: - How We Will Read: Clay Shirky. The bulk of the post is about his view of social reading and annotations (and seems intended to promote Findings.com). But his view of publishing is what really caught my attention:
Publishing is not evolving. Publishing is going away. Because the word “publishing” means a cadre of professionals who are taking on the incredible difficulty and complexity and expense of making something public. That’s not a job anymore. That’s a button. There’s a button that says “publish,” and when you press it, it’s done.