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Archive for July, 2003

Steve Gillmor on the Sound of Silence

Wednesday, July 16th, 2003

Steve Gillmor’s comments on why RSS feeds are so cool captures my thoughts precisely and even gives the Ray Ozzie example I would choose to illustrate the disappearance and reappearance phenomenon. Nice little essay that I’d recommend to those trying to get a better sense of why some people have a transcendentalist approach to the possibilities of RSS feeds.

Electronic Discovery Resources

Wednesday, July 16th, 2003

From, a great list of electronic discovery resources.

More Legal Tech ROI

Wednesday, July 16th, 2003

Another plug for ActiveWords. The program has a handy ROI calculator built in so that you can check from time to time to see how well it’s working for you. I expect that most people will earn the cost of the program back pretty quickly.

ABA TechShow 2004 Ideas

Tuesday, July 15th, 2003

I’m preparing for the major planning meeting of the TechShow Board, where we’ll select programs and speakers.
I welcome any suggestions on topics, speakers, improvements from prior years, things you’d like to see, potential sponsors and the like. Email me with your suggestions and I’ll add them to my agenda list for our planning meeting.

Blogger Symposium – The War on Terrorism

Tuesday, July 15th, 2003

I really enjoyed all the war bloggers that appeared around the time of the Iraq war and have wondered about what will happen to many of them. I miss the energy, excitement and sense of being clued in to the real story that some of them gave.
Since regular coverage of the war on terrorism tends to be non-existent or limited to legalisms over what words were use when to describe uranium sales that may or may not have happened (are we a nation of lawyers or what?), it was good to see the return of some of these bloggers in a discussion forum where they spoke at length about developments in the war on terrorism.
I really don’t find myself able to take much of a purely political position on these subjects, but I am a information guy and I like to see the topic discussed by people who have both strong opinions, apparent access to real information and a sense of a need for vigilance.

Managing a Web Site with Movable Type

Tuesday, July 15th, 2003

From A Whole Lotta Nothing, one of the coolest articles on web sites that I’ve seen in a long time. Among other things, Matt writes about ways to use Movable Type to convert and power an existing web site. Very cool idea and one that I want to study in more depth. Highly recommended!

Example of Calculating ROI for Legal Tech

Tuesday, July 15th, 2003

Interesting article in Transform Magazine suggests that not only can return on investment for legal technology be calculated, but that in this particular example (portal software), ROI of 237% in five months was achieved.
We don’t have to believe everything that we read, but this article is definitely food for thought for legal tech feet-draggers.

Jerry Lawson – Blawg Genius

Monday, July 14th, 2003

Jerry Lawson has another of his brilliant analyses of the blawging world in his recent answer to the question: “Do Blogs Look Unprofessional On Law Firm Web Sites?”
His comments strike me as extremely on target and anyone with a law blog or thinking about starting one definitely should spend a little time thinking about Jerry’s wise answers to this question. I feel this post has something of a Zen quality to it – there is far more in his answer than may first meet the eye and it pays to re-read and think about this one.
One of the highlights of my Internet experience has been my opportunity to learn from, become friends with and then collaborate with Jerry on a variety of projects. In this post, you see Jerry at his best.

SpeakerNet News

Friday, July 11th, 2003

I’m always on the lookout for good resources. The site and the free email SpeakerNet News newsletter are chock full of great info, tips and resources for speakers. Highly recommended.

RSS Killed the Infoglut Star

Thursday, July 10th, 2003

I really like Chad Dickerson’s recent column called “RSS Killed the Infoglut Star,” which nicely sums up many of my feelings about the joy of RSS feeds.
I’ve also been experimenting with a new news aggregator (in beta) called FeedDemon and I’m am very pleased with its features and user experience. I suggest that you give it a test. One great thing – it imported all the feeds I had subscribed to in Amphetadesk – a very, very nice feature.