I'm a sucker for the Calvin & Hobbs comic strip - its author, Bill Watterson, captures perfectly the trials and triumphs of every day life.  

The article below uses a frame to illustrate his argument that law firms are selling something clients increasingly do not want. 

His argument makes an interesting read. It is not about the demise of the billable hour, or its variations.  It is about legal tech. 

Corporate clients are increasingly buying legal services from the blossoming legal tech sector, turning to their law firms only to supplement that. 

And how are law firms responding - often buying the same packages and offering them onwards. 

Perhaps law firms could take a leaf out of their larger technology clients books, and buy those legal tech start-ups themselves.

Lock out the competition, create a more diverse client offer, and with it a genuine point of differentiation.  Now that would be interesting.