Wednesday, October 03, 2012
It's not just anonymity that provides a cover for cowardice.
I thought that yesterday's WSJ piece, Why We Are So Rude Online, was particularly apt. It's easy to treat online communications as something other than "real" writing, but what we put online (and in texts and emails) is just as real to those reading it as something that's hard-bound and on a shelf. That's why we--especially those of us who are law-trained--need to be very careful about what we commit to paper, even if the "paper" is just a bunch of pixels.