March 2010

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Crowdreviewing O’Connor’s California Civil Pretrial Handbook.

March 26, 2010

After three years in development, we are finally nearing completion of our first California procedure manual (read: PRINT), titled O’Connor’s California Civil Pretrial Handbook. Although we have several editors involved in the project, I’m interested in the idea of crowdreviewing what is essentially a beta version of the product (read: NEAR FINAL DRAFT). If you [...]

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Do not be ashamed of the 80s.

March 21, 2010

One of my directors insists that the 80s was devoid of good music. As a proper Gen Xer, I disagree. And if you are one, then you’ll know where you were when you heard this song: Love My Way by The Psychedelic Furs There’s an army on the dancefloor. It’s a fashion with a gun [...]

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An update.

March 21, 2010

The site has changed. I had to go back to a WordPress framework (which really is best, in the end) because of the never-ending updates to WordPress. So, I’m back on Thesis, which is definitely one of the most extensible frameworks out there. I’m glad to back because I’d forgotten about the amazing amount of [...]

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How to Presearch: Wikipoogle, then verify

March 18, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, we surveyed our law student interns (we have many) about their legal research habits. I wasn’t sure what we’d find, but I can now say that the results are not terribly shocking in light of last year’s progress report on college student research habits by Head & Eisenberg, What Today’s College [...]

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A Reason to Love Print

March 16, 2010

A Dictionary Story, by Sam Winston. I just received my trade edition, and despite it’s beauty, I’m coveting the limited edition (100) artist’s edition. Something like this, it’s spirit and tactility, will never be reproduced through physical manipulation of digital objects. And that is something to be lamented. Also see the video here. [Image (CC) [...]

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On being Todd Snider.

March 12, 2010

I’ve been a fan of Todd Snider for a few years now, and his latest album Excitement Plan is quite good. He’s playing the Mucky Duck tonight, but unfortunately, I won’t get to see him. Andrew Dansby recently interviewed him, and I wanted to memorialize some of the more interesting observations in a post. On [...]

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The color of reading.

March 9, 2010

Two things happened this week that caused this post. Ed Schipul, a good friend of mine, attended the Tools of Change Conference 2010 (TOC 2010) and told me that a lot of folks were talking about Nick Cave’s Death of Bunny Munro. It is “the shit.” Don Linn posted his observations about TOC 2010 and [...]

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Am I a better thinker?

March 7, 2010

I’ve been working my way through all of the responses to The Edge’s Question of the Year: How is the Internet changing the way you think? If you aren’t reading them, you should because the breadth of insight is truly amazing, and the observations will have you, at times, nodding your head and saying “yes, yes, [...]

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