December 2009

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On holiday.

December 22, 2009

I’m holiday now. I’ll be back after the end of this week, hopefully with a fresh look to this site. I hope all of you who stop by to read this trash have a peaceful holiday. God knows we need it.

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“Welcome to planet Earth….”

December 19, 2009

From Engadget today, a link to Fresno Criminal Defense attorney Eugene Action’s website. Now, I know that going to Harvard is an achievement, but I’m trying to determine whether quotes like this increase client engagement: I Graduated from Harvard Law School in Cambridge Massachusetts. If you have not heard of Harvard Law school, welcome to planet [...]

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I have altered the deal….

December 18, 2009

A couple of posts on the Law Librarian Blog today caught my attention.  The first was Victoria Szymczak’s post on the recent letter sent by Lexis to law school dean’s concerning academic pricing for 2010. What caught my eye was her last comment: And while I am on the topic of the 3 year volume [...]

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Attorney + Facebook friend cum client = ?

December 15, 2009

Here’s a real-world example that plopped into my lap on Monday: Two individuals are friends on Facebook. Facebook Friend No. 1 (FBF1) is a male attorney. Facebook Friend No. 2 (FBF2) is a female with protected updates (i.e., to friends only). FBF2 has an accident (and for the sake of this discussion, let’s assume insurance [...]

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Backlists & e-book publishing rights.

December 13, 2009

In today’s NYT, Motokh Rich has an article on the looming legal battles over who owns the rights to publish “backlist” books as e-books. Today’s WSJ has a similar article by Jeffrey Trachtenberg. As you might imagine, the authors (or their estates) who are looking to breathe new life into their catalog claim they own [...]

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The ever-shifting landscape: how might lawyers compute?

December 11, 2009

The following is Joshua-Michéle Ross‘s interview with Roger Magoulas, Director of Research at O’Reilly. They recently sat down to talk about “the next device.” In this segment of the interview, Magoulas talks about palm projectors and OLED screens on how these will be disruptive. During the interview, Josh also notes that Apple has opened up [...]

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Why 2010 is going to be fun.

December 10, 2009

Tablets. Tablets. And more tablets. Earlier in the week, we got to see a preview of the CrunchPad JooJoo tablet, and learn all about the unholy mess the makers of that device have made. Yesterday, we learned that you could hack a Dell Inspiron Mini 9 to create a dual-screen tablet to make it sort [...]

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Napster Bad – Metallicops

December 8, 2009

To continue the Cops theme (and because I’m feeling nostalgic), I thought the Metallicops was particularly appropriate. I have all of the Camp Chaos videos, and this is one of my favorites. I remember saying things like, “sprinkles, gooooood!” This brings a smile to my face everytime I see it. Enjoy. [Image (cc) by Joi]

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