I deliberately decided that the RaceFail 09 discussion was worth spending my time on. I used pretty much all of Monday catching up on the conversation thus far, and about half of my workday today, mostly following the conversation at Whatever and posting there. Which, I just realized, means that I've used 12 hours of childcare time (which normally are the precious hours when I write/grade/prep/etc.) for this discussion. At $7.50/hr, it's cost my family $90 so far. Ouch.