On comments & other notes

We have been alert­ed that some folk who wished to com­ment on var­i­ous pieces in the new issue were unable to com­ment because com­ments are closed. This is site pol­i­cy–we have nev­er inten­tion­al­ly encour­aged piece-by-piece com­ments. We have many rea­sons for this, chief among them that casu­al com­ments, such as make up the great major­i­ty of such things on the Web, are rarely more than –more