A hypothetical case
Monday, May 07, 2007 by Dave Winer.
Imagine you're getting an operation.
You're on the operating table, half-conscious, some part of your body open, spewing blood all over the place.
You're semi-sedated, on some really nice opiate, feeling like you wouldn't mind doing this again. (I've actually been there, it's a very very strange place!)
Your mind is humming along, when the surgeon says: "I'm almost finished, I'd be happy to sew you up, but you have to pay me $150,000 first."
I guess you'd have to pay.
But you'd kind of hope that the other doctors in the room would do something about it.
If you were to ask me what it feels like to have your lawyer sue you, the guy who's supposed to protect you from legal nastyness, I'd have to say this is what it feels like.