August 2011

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Read this: The Lanier Effect.

August 31, 2011

By Jason Wilson There isn’t much I can say other than telling you to put aside about 20 to 30 minutes with a cocktail and read (or listen) to Jaron Lanier extend his thoughts on ”Digital Maoism: The Hazards of the New Online Collectivism” in his most recent conversation for Edge. From the interview (per John [...]

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Typography for Lawyers: Kindle Edition

August 30, 2011

By Jason Wilson I’m pleased to announce that we have released Matthew Butterick’s Typography for Lawyers for the Kindle.  You can pick up your copy for the insanely ridiculous price of $9.99. Butterick has done an amazing job reworking the beautifully designed print edition for the Kindle, which has some pretty significant design limitations. But [...]

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What does {choose one: Westlaw, Lexis, Loislaw, Fastcase, Casemaker} know about you?

August 28, 2011

By Jason Wilson Several years ago, I was at a meeting with some high level marketing executives at a very, very large publishing company. We were discussing something or another that prompted the question: why do I get direct mail pieces that don’t really correspond to the databases I’m searching? (This was pre-federated searching.) After [...]

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Dear Law Students, Please stop biting.

August 25, 2011

By Jason Wilson Prof. Kim Chanbonpin of The John Marshall Law School recently posted her latest paper Legal Writing, the Remix: Plagiarism and Hip Hop Ethics on SSRN (to be published in the Mercer Law Review) with the stated purpose of placing “hip hop music and culture at the center of [the] discussion about plagiarism and [...]

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Dear Citizen, You do have the power to create jobs.

August 19, 2011

By Jason Wilson This is a quick note to all of the readers of this blog. Regardless of your politics, I think it is fair to say that we (or most of we) are concerned with the state of jobs in this country. I just wanted to take a second to mention the fact that [...]

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The Minority Report Challenge: Imagining a future legal research interface.

August 19, 2011

By Jason Wilson Over the last year, I’ve spent a good deal of my free time thinking, journaling, and sketching about the future of legal research user interfaces and experience. The inspiration for this concentration seems to have started from many sources, including some of the following (in no particular order): Dabney, The Universe of [...]

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The Document Life: Why “lawyer” is moving from a profession to a metaphor.

August 14, 2011

By Jason Wilson [It is isn't often I come across truly compelling pieces hidden away in the nooks and crannies of the Tubes, but I did a few days ago when by happenstance I plugged Marshall McLuhan's name in with "lawyers" on Google and came across Ross Reeves and his wonderful 2008 article, Marshall McLuhan [...]

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