July 2009

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Streams, Lakes, and Brian Eno’s Box

July 28, 2009

So, apparently while you were asleep this past March, Web 3.0 started. Huh? Oh, right. See, 20 years ago, we created the Web, which sat on top of the Internet like, I don’t know, something that sits on top of something else. Then 10 years ago, somebody said, “hey, I’ve got some great thoughts, I [...]

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Hugh MacLeod Does Not Want You To Die: A Review of “Ignore Everybody.”

July 22, 2009

I don’t know Hugh MacLeod. In fact, I never even heard of the guy until I read a Seth Godin post on whether the guy should swear so much. That caught my eye. You know, the headline. Because I like to swear. What worked even more was what he said right out of the gate: [...]

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Dear Lawyers & Librarians: The Kindle (or other eReader) is not your future.

July 17, 2009

With PLI’s recent announcement to put its titles on the Kindle, a number of posts have popped up proclaiming the Kindle to be the obvious choice for legal electronic books. I’m here to tell you, forget about it. Yesterday, the WSJ had an article on how well eReaders were being received by college students. The [...]

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“Screw authenticity. I just want it for free.”

July 10, 2009

In “The Decline and Fall of the Dominant Paradigm: Trustworthiness of Case Reports in the Digital Age,” William Mills (of New York Law School) “chronicles the twilight” of West Publishing’s National Reporter and Key Number Systems. Mills surveys the history of West’s influence on case law research and the way lawyers think about the law, [...]

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Legal Research v.New: Aggregated, Editorialized, & Served Up For You

July 7, 2009

I recently wrote a post on the concept of legal blogs as learning modules, and in it I make clear that I like the idea of independent editors helping to organize the editorial content of legal blogs into a larger taxonomy. The current legal content web needs a system (better than a simple Google Custom [...]

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Independence Day

July 3, 2009

I wanted to wish everyone a happy July 4th. I plan on picking up next week with a couple of new ideas that have been kicking around in my head in a post I’ve tentatively titled “Streams, Lakes, and Brian Eno’s Box: Thoughts on the future of legal research.” And for those of you who [...]

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