I have turned commenting on again. Blogger now has a spam filter for comments so I am going to trust that it works.
Commenting is central to the purpose of a blog - let's see how long it is before I have to moderate another comment from the other side of the world with hidden links to objectionable content.
Anyone want to place bets?
UPDATE 8/14/10: This post got spammed-and it was caught. (thank you, Blogger.) So I will leave commenting on for now.