We're all Hyper-Librarians, and it was planned that way.
Is curation a legitimate trend, a new market to be exploited, a buzzword or just an innate behavior enabled by new technologies and a slew of services?
Take the time to read the last two links Patrice Lamothe's, The Web's Third Frontier and the other to the WorldWideWeb: Proposal for a HyperText Project.
Patrice states in his article that curation is a natural evolution of the Proposal for a HyperText Project. The overall objectives being:
1- Allow anyone to access any type of document
2- Allow everyone to disseminate their own documents
3- Allow everyone to organize the entire collection of documents
Where as Web 1.0 and 2.0 are covered in the first two points, we are now entering the 3rd frontier - curation.