Google Wave Invitations and Audience Questions for Podcast

I have a few Google Wave invitations that I’d be happy to extend to regular readers of this blog who would like to test out Wave. Send me an email at denniskennedyblog @ gmail.com with your email address and some info about what you’d like to use Google Wave for and I’ll see how long they last.
I’ll especially look favorably on those who include a question for the audience Q & A segment of our next episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast. The next episode will cover Windows 7 and Tom and I would welcome your questiions about Windows 7 or any other legal tech topic.
I’m also interested in hearing from people who have found good (and successful) uses for Google Wave.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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Born to Run – The Live Version

We went to see the Bruce Springsteen show in St. Louis on Sunday. I planned to blog about it last night, but the story of the cancellation of last night’s Kansas City show because of the death of Springsteen’s cousin and road crew manager had just broken and it seemed best to wait a day.
In addition to extending my sympathies, I did want to note that I specifically noticed the performance of the road crew during the show – they seemed especially professional and attentive. As we waited for the show to start, I noticed the attention to safety as the crew crawled up the ladders into the lights.
As long-time readers of this blog know, I’ve seen Springsteen play live many times and I can fairly be characterized as a big fan. I’m not going to write anything like a review here – just sketch out a few notes and observations, especially for my friends Jim and Dr. Jeff – and note that this show is definitely worth seeing if it comes to your town.
I knew before we went that Springsteen would be playing the entire Born to Run album from beginning to end in order during the show. I also suspected before I went that that performance would be among the highlights of shows remembered as I look back in future years. It will indeed be.
This show features the E Street Band and we got the full E Street Band experience, with a wide-ranging rocking show that featured all of the players from time to time. I’ll also note that you do start to wonder if this will be the last E Street Band tour or, at least, how many more there will be. Danny Federici is gone already. It’s an older group, to be sure, but they have tremendous energy as a band.
Here’s the set list:
Wrecking Ball
Seeds
Prove It All Night
Hungry Heart
Working On A Dream
Thunder Road
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
Night
Backstreets
Born To Run
She’s The One
Meeting Across The River
Jungleland
Waiting On A Sunny Day
Working On The Highway
The Promised Land
Lonesome Day
The Rising
Badlands
No Surrender
For You
Roll Over Beethoven
Surprise Surprise
Detroit Medley
American Land
Dancing In The Dark
Rosalita
Highlights:
1. Born to Run – The Live Version. Bruce’s intro was simple and to the point. It’s interesting to realize now how much really depended on this album selling. It would have been the third strike if it hadn’t and none of the other records might have come after. Bruce made a reference to that and the fact that it is a young person’s record. As the album unfolded, I was struck by how little it sounds like the rest of the music that came out at the time. Standout moments included a breath-takingly good version of Backstreets, the moment the lights come up on the entire audience in Born to Run, the trumpet work on Across the River, and an elegiac version of Jungleland to end. Bruce brought out the guys in the band who created the record (with a reference to the missing Danny). I’d call it a great gift to long-time fans and one of the great memories I’ll have of his shows.
2. I could have made a zillion predictions for what he might play and never come up with the solo piano version of “For You” he played by request. Quite a rare treat and a compelling performance.
3. Nils Lofgrin’s guitar solo in Prove it All Night – almost other worldly – I’ve never seen/heard anything quite like it. I’m a big fan of Bruce’s solos in Prove it All Night over the years, but this one was a stunner and worthy addition to the history of solos in the song.
4. The sequence of Lonesome Day, The Rising, Badlands and No Surrender, which to me seemed to follow a compelling logic. At the end of each song, I was thinking that I wished he’d play the next song, and he did.
5. Rising Just a great St. Louis moment – playing Roll Over Beethoven, by request, in Chuck Berry’s hometown.
It was almost 3 hours, basically non-stop, and quite enjoyable. As I say, worth checking out if it omes to your town, especially if he will be doing one of the entire album segments. And, Bruce’s dynamic energy at age 60 is an inspiration.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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Broadening Search: Is Google Enough?

My latest technology column for the ABA Journal is out. It’s called “Broadening Search” and it focuses on shortcomings people are finding with an over-reliance on Google search and covers some alternatives to Google for certain types of searching.
As I like to say, “The next generation of search is arriving, if you know where to find it.”
In the column, I recommend that you assemble a toolbox of search tools and then choose the best tool for the job at hand.
I introduce you to tools you might want to learn more about: from Bing to Twitter Search to specialized search tools to Rollyo to Dogpile to Mahalo to Sensebot. I wanted to sketch out how broad the search landscape really is.
As I say in the article, “I worry, as should you, that a total reliance on Google will give you a limited or distorted view of the Web. You want to choose the best tools for the job at hand. It’s a new generation. Try out a few new search tools today and compare the results.”
The details about the tipsse tools are in the article, of course, which you should now check out here.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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The Electronic Legal Pad and the Post-Paper Practice of Law – Podcast

Tom Mighell and I have recorded another episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast and it’s now available on the Legal Talk Network and on iTunes, with an RSS feed here. The episode is called “The Electronic Legal Pad and the Post-Paper Practice of Law” (show notes website) and here’s the episode description:

Will lawyers ever move past the ever-present legal pad as their most trusted tool for practicing law? Tablet PCs have been around for quite a while, but lawyers are now using iPhones, iPod Touches and other devices with touch screens. Are the days of the paper legal pad numbered? In this episode, co-hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss whether lawyers will ever embrace touch technologies.

We discuss whether the current role of multi-touch technologies in iPhones, IPod Touches and other devices, talk of new Tablet PCs, including the oft-rumored Apple Tablet, and touch features in Windows 7 will move lawyers away from their trusty paper legal pads to some kind of electronic version of the legal pad. We talk about our own experiences with Tablet and touch devices, analyze the prospects and make a few predictions.
In our audience questions segment (we always welcome your questions for any podcast), we look at recent large disclosures of Internet passwords, suggest ways people can do a better job on passwords, and ponder whether it’s time to change all of our Internet passwords.
We end the podcast with our Parting Shots – practical tips you can use right away. I single out Andrew Dlugan’s Six Minutes public speaking blog, especially its weekend list of great tips and links on public speaking and presentations. Tom talks about folder sharing and bulk uploading in Google Docs and alternatives to the Windows Task Manager.
Give our new episode a listen and let me know what you think. Show notes are here.
And try some of the back episodes as well.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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Recent Microblog Posts – October 14, 2009

DennisKennedy.Microblog is a supplement to this blog that can be found on Twitter at @dkennedyblog. I invite you to become a follower. An explanation of the microblog can be found here.
Here are recent posts from the microblog:

RT @collabtools: Tomorrow morning’s Legal Rebels audiocast: “Working Collaboratively Works Best” with @tommighell – http://bit.ly/svYjF
Michelle Golden’s “Social Media Risk Tolerance Quiz for Firms” – http://bit.ly/3PQAxc – lots of wisdom in a simple calculation
Nick Carr on the eternal conference call – http://bit.ly/DAsAb
JD Supra’s Legal Edge iPhone app – http://bit.ly/19sTxK – downloaded and installed
Leigh Jones on Uniform Bar Exam – http://bit.ly/3ot2kj - in 1983, I thought end of state bar exams was imminent; maybe a little closer now?
RT @jackvinson: Look, there is a horse. Beat it or ignore it? http://bit.ly/YayWn – how collaboration technologies get implemented
RT @ronfriedmann: RT @PosseList Uniform Bar Exam Drawing Closer to Reality http://sn.im/sh6mn || Cracks in the guild wall?
RT @GreatDismal: Is the Large Hadron Collider being sabotaged from the future? http://bit.ly/2W0zFj
Plagiarism software discovers new Shakespeare play? http://bit.ly/2coY6C
Mark Hannah: “How Webcasting Helps Exclusive Conferences Be More Inclusive” – http://bit.ly/11JRf

Anastasia of YPulse on how Miley made me rethink my personal twitter account – http://bit.ly/SyRqE – great perspective
RT @Rex7: 24 Hours of Essays, Podcasts & Live Call-In Programs – http://bit.ly/PwmHt – for ABA Journal’s Legal Rebels – my audio on Friday
Kevin Kelly on the remixing of Out of Control – http://bit.ly/IAWAM – fascinating concept
Jessica Lipnack lists ten best practices for conference calls in “Could You Please Repeat the Question?” http://bit.ly/2OURZA
A bucketload of technology news and tips from @jimcalloway – http://bit.ly/4nFyAZ
Don Reisinger on the end of Geocities and an Internet era – http://bit.ly/1IzjEz
New episode of Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast – Bulls and Bears: Lawyers Using Social Media | Legal Talk Network http://bit.ly/b2EiJn
New blog post: Listening to Podcasts at Double Speed – I praise the new iTunes double speed button – http://bit.ly/qY6p6
Lena West on resisting “social media haystacking” – http://bit.ly/eO8yu

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[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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