Hi everyone. As you may recall, I've been having LOTS of problems with Seagate drives. 6 out of 8 so far are DOA, but at least one seems to be OK, so I'm back.
In other news, its time to do some pest control. I'm setting up 2 sites - one for discussing the best way to create software / services / whatever that can eliminate the need for as many lawyers as possible, and another one that will, at first, contain legal forms, discussions about how people can cut their legal bills, control their lawyers, or represent themselves.
There are too many lawyers, and a lot of what they do is just paperwork that anyone who has a high-school education and a bit of guidance can do. As someone who has represented themselves in court many times (and continue to do so - last time was on the 10th of January in a civil case - next time is April 1st and 2nd in the same case), I think its ridiculous that the "legal profession" is so afraid of people actually helping each other.
The internet should be used as a tool to disintermediate lawyers from people's access to justice. Too often, people settle bogus law suits by "paying to make them go away" because the cost of challenging is higher. As Robert Heinlein pointed out in "The Man Who Sold The Moon", this only encourages more cockroaches to nest.
Anyone with ideas is welcome to hop over there and contribute them. Read the FAQ, then log in and post how you think this should be started.
Lawyers might have been needed for mundane tasks like filling in paperwork a century ago, but most people can read, know how to research things on the net, and don't need to pay $300 an hour for something they can and should be doing themselves in half an hour.