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Adopting an eBook model is a terrible idea for legal publishers.

July 9, 2012

By Jason Wilson I was reading Jean O’Grady’s recent article The Future of eBooks in Law Firms and the Future of Libraries and noted that it only took her a year to go from bullish to optimistic on law eBooks: Having watched the legal eBook market evolve over the past year, I now am guardedly optimistic [...]

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How will we read?

January 18, 2010

We are on the eve of Apple’s “Come See Our Latest Creation” event, and the only thing I am thinking about is whether the fabled New Device will be a significant advancement beyond my Old Device, thus rendering all previous devices completely undesirable and highly repellent. And from what I’ve read by Tim van Damme, [...]

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Volokh on eLawtric Books: Post Nos. 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9

January 5, 2010

By some strange coincidence, I decided to wrap up my take on Eugene Volokh’s series “The Future of Books Related to the Law” on the eve of CES 2010 (http://www.cesweb.org/default.asp), a portentous event for those of us following the development of eReaders and slate computing technology. Knowing that Professor Volokh’s series was written in part [...]

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Volokh on eLawtric books: Post No. 4

November 28, 2009

Of all of Professor Volokh’s posts on the topic of electronic books (I’ve come to just refer to them as digital books, or in the case of these posts, digitexts), the fourth is probably one of the most enjoyable, I think because the points made are directed not so much towards digitexts on dedicated, single-use products [...]

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Volokh on eLawtric books: Post No. 3

November 17, 2009

Continuing my response to Professor Volokh’s series on ebooks, his third post briefly raises some interesting technological issues for hardware manufacturers, and actually highlights the problems with widespread adoption of the platform. 1. Readability. I disagree with the Prof. on readability. I think one of the great advantages to eInk is the fact that you [...]

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Volokh on eLawtric books: Post No. 2.

November 11, 2009

I want to make something clear about my responses to Professor Volokh’s series on eReaders and the law. Like many publishers, I feel like I might be tilting somewhat at windmills here given the explosion of eReaders on the market. Here’s a rundown on most of the eReaders available on the market now (I might [...]

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Volokh on eLawtric Books: Post No. 1.

November 8, 2009

As I noted in an earlier post, Professor Volokh’s (“PV”) has done a nice series on e-Books (we’ll just refer to it as “Volokh on eBooks”) in anticipation of an introduction he’s writing for the Michigan Law Review. In his first post on the subject, he had this to say: Electronic distribution will reduce cost, [...]

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