I'm using the 6000 right now outside, and I can see the screen just fine, even with the sun. Inside in a classroom setting, it's perfect. I haven't had any problems with it yet.
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Are you sure you're not confusing One L with Law SchooL Confidential? I read both, and I don't remember anything about highlighters in One L. LSC goes on and on about their intricate multi-chromatic highlighting scheme.
I'm glad I read One L because I think it painted such an absolutely worst case picture that the actual law school experience will seem like a pleasant surprise
I'm trying to stick to lighter summer fare this summer...I've got enough stress as it is.
And that apples and oranges example was bunk. I didn't address it because it didn't pertain to our discussion. You implied by saying that only 1 out of 7000 people get to go to law school, that the other 6,999 were missing out somehow. A closer apples oranges argument would be, "Out of a truckload of oranges, I got the only apple!" Then one could reply, "I knew it! You hate oranges!"
I think you took my statement and added your own interpretation. I never said anything negative about those who don't go to law school; conversely, I said that we have something to be proud of.
It's baffles me how someone can take such an uplifting statement and twist it into a point of criticism.
Even though I'm going to become an attorney, I really don't think I'm going to like most of my professional peers.
If you don't like people who take your statements and turn them around to see the other side, then no, you most certainly won't like your colleagues. Attorneys like to analyze, debate, and argue subjects until they've exhausted them. C'mon! You can do better than feigning shock and disappointment in your peers when they disagree or don't see your point. Argue your side, sister! This is your profession. You will argue for a living, and the judge will not be pleased with a "He's just being mean" defense of your statement. Tell me I'm wrong, I can take it, but leave the wishy-washy "I'm wounded" garbage at home.
I think you have to be able to turn that argumentative nature off when the time calls for it; I love to argue as much (if not more) than the next guy, but I know there's a time and place for it. Sure, this is a discussion board, but I'm still baffled that you would take my statement, and instead of feeling proud, lash out at me dut to your own interpretation of my statement. If this had been "Doctors and Teachers and Fathers and Mothers and European Backpack Travelers Discussion Board" or "We Love the World Discussion Board" the original scope of my statement would have been different.
Secondly, your line of attack is fairly weak insomuch as it can always be asserted, with generally less than impressive effectiveness.
Bob: I love apples.
Sally: Aha! I knew it! You hate oranges!
Saying one thing does not preclude consideration of the other or in any way specify the viewer's opinions on that which is not mentioned. It is weak inductive logic at best, and foolhardy at worst.
...and there's a time and place for holding hands and singing kumbaya. This ain't it. We're too cynical and jaded. We're your future colleagues. Get used to it.
Why has it become the overarching belief in our society that intellectual behavior be coupled with outright cynicism? It is almost as if we are not content to be unhappily disillusioned on our own, but instead we must attempt to destroy the patina of hope that resides in the precious few.
Intelligence should prompt us to be better human beings, not just smarter ones.
I think the reason you took so much flak for your post was because the tone sounded like everyone wants to go to law school and boy are we lucky we're the few that get to make that dream a reality. My family and friends think I'm crazy for wanting to go when I've already got a good career, family, home, etc. If it had been worded better, like "100,000+ applied and less than half got in. We're the lucky ones," it would have come off better.
P.S. If we were really out to be better human beings, we'd all be going to med school. But not until we finished our 2-year stint in the Peace Corps.