Notwithstanding the spelling of my name, or the curious reference to Sun’s Java stewardship, I appreciate the various discussions regarding whether I’m using blog comments (I’m not – you can’t simply append text to my entries). At least in my particular instance, it’s not a simple answer – nor is there an easy way to avoid the spam plague without hiring someone full time to moderate comments. Which seems like a waste of resources (and even less consistent with blog ethics).
From where I sit, the web’s full of good ways to engage in dialog – beyond (and arguably more useful than) unfiltered comments. And there are plenty of fine companies assisting with aggregating and connecting that content – from Technorati to Feedster – to PubSub, and many others.
For now, that’s where I’m headed.