Proposed New Rule

A well-known joke is “Rule 34” saying that anything that exists will have porn about it on the Internet. The introduction to this Inside Higher Ed piece about anti-law-school blogs reminds me that we probably need a higher-numbered rule stating that every field of human endeavor will also produce a bunch of blogs about how much it sucks.

It’s an important principle to keep in mind when trying to learn about anything on the Internet.


  1. #1 Kaleberg
    August 11, 2011

    Isn’t 29 Reasons Not To Go To Law School in its fourth edition now?

  2. #2 unistrut
    August 11, 2011

    I’ve always maintained that rules #2 and #3 of the internet are:

    #2 No matter what, somebody hates it on the internet.
    #3 No matter what, somebody loves it on the internet.

    Rule #1 is that there _are_ things you were happier not knowing, and they are one incautiously worded Google Image Search away.

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