Scripting News: Proposal: A new kind of blog comment system

In a post on Scripting.com, Dave Winer says the following:

I know some people think that blogs are conversations, but I don’t. I think they’re publications. And I think the role of comments is to add value to the posts. If you want to rebut a post, then you can create your own blog and post your rebuttal there.

via Scripting News: Proposal: A new kind of blog comment system.

I can’t disagree with him more. Especially if you’re just starting out, comments are a huge part of building community. They are and should be part of the blog conversation.