October 2009

Y-O-U: The Brand.

October 29, 2009

My friend Ed Schipul, has a terrific piece on “The Personal Brand Era.” You should read it. In fact, I encourage you to solicit him. Not because I count him among my friends, but because the guy is seriously smart and dedicated to his craft in a way that these “oh, hey, I’m a social [...]

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Take your pick.

October 29, 2009

There’s a lot going on here. The two things that jumped out at me were “Self-Divorce,” which honestly never gets old, and “Wills &.” I’m assuming that “Estates” must have come after wills, but what would make this lawyer(?) decide, of all the services offered, handling estates couldn’t be one of them? On related note, [...]

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Volokh’s great series on ebooks, legal texts, & the future.

October 28, 2009

If you haven’t had a chance to read Eugene Volokh’s terrific series of posts on the future of electronic books and the law (plus the comments), you should make some time in your schedule to do so. I’ve been digesting them for the past couple of weeks and am cranking through a response, from the [...]

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Been ripped off by your lawyers?

October 28, 2009

Saw this on Flickr today. What I particularly enjoy about it are the visual instructions for using glue and then pasting. [Image (cc) by alihogg99]

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HBO’s Cube

October 28, 2009

Vooks are coming. In fact, they are here. I think for the fans of immersive learning (thinking law texts), some form of a vook will ultimately take place. But only if we have something better than eReaders. While the initial reviews of the first vooks are ho-hum, I want to point out something that is [...]

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Apple slatey, tabletety thing.

October 27, 2009

I love rumors about the Apple tablet, slate, or whatever. And today seemed like a particularly good one with several mentions hitting TechCrunch and Giz. Engadget had a post suggesting NEC might be releasing something similar running Android, which could definitely be a winner based on the video of version 2.0 that was rolled out today. The [...]

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Meatspace is still the gold standard.

October 27, 2009

All of these e-readers are being propelled by the fiction/nonfiction space. By last count, according to some industry rag I received, there were 30 manufacturers of e-readers. I’m pretty sure the only one making money on this deal so far is the patent holder for eInk. Regardless, the promise of e-readers is to give you [...]

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Autistics, [retards*], or just plain slow: no jury duty for you.

October 27, 2009

Ugh, an annoying scratch this morning. I enjoy reading Scott Greenfield, really. But today’s post on why people on the autistic spectrum shouldn’t be allowed to serve as jurors is just wrong. But their [i.e., Autistics] right to a wonderful life must give way to a defendant’s right to be judged by a jury without [...]

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