April 9, 2003
Recently, I noted that comment spam is one reason to discontinue commenting. Of course, comments from abject assholes provide yet another reason to discontinue the comments feature. I suppose some people, like email@example.com, enjoy making anonymous asinine remarks attacking others.
For the record, I think the program discussed in the linked article, which encourages students to start their own practices out of law school is misguided. Even though clinical programs and externships provide experience, there is no substitute for working under an experienced lawyer on a full-time, daily basis and gaining more experience. Although many schools have loan repayment programs for students who go into public interest, new lawyers who participate in that program get no such benefit.
Of course, I fail to see how my mere skepticism is at all indicative of whether or not I am a "prick," "a warm, caring person that people just love to be around, " or a scared, shallow little tool," with "[few] sex partners" who "will need [a lot of money] to pay for the hookers." But I guess that's why I'm not a pathetic little anonymous Internet troll.
On the other hand, some posts can lead to very interesting and unexpected comments. For example, both parties to the case I discussed in this post carried on their online dispute here. (I've also finally edited that post to be more thorough.)
For now, I'm keeping comments on, but I am very close to giving up on them.Posted by Andrew Raff at April 9, 2003 12:35 AM