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Friday, May 07, 2004

More Of What They Don't Teach You In Lamaze

The ridged, bottom edge of a cold bottle of Anchor Steam makes an unparalleled teething ring.

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Love Means Never Having To Ask "Where'd I See That?"

I wrote awhile back about Gmail as an ad hoc, kick ass knowledge management tool. Lawyers typically subscribe to an avalanche of email newsletters and summaries of new developments (like these from FindLaw, or this from the LACBA, or these from TechnoLawyer). Sure, soon you'll just scan such material in an aggregator and decide what if anything is worth reading. But suppose you're too time strapped even for that. Suppose you never want to read this sort of thing until the precise moment you need it to answer a question for yourself, a colleague, or a client. Simple: subscribe to these services using Gmail (when you can, when you can), and archive it all immediately. What you have yourself then folks is a free, fully indexed and searchable, gigabyte's worth of Stuff You Might Need To Know. Heckuva a way to kick off a research project. (And don't talk to me about Outlook folders and filters. Stone knives and bear skins.)

What They Don't Teach You In Lamaze

In law school, renowned academics train you to think like a lawyer. With a baby, nature trains you to think like a parent. For example, you have no trouble understanding why some stroller manufacturers attach a tether for your wrist. Your parental brain knows it's so when you have a massive coronary puffing up some seaside hill, the weight of your expiring form will keep the stroller from hurtling too far into harm's way.

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Hey Mel, Better Watch The Competition!

Of course, if you're travelling to the Mendocino Coast the place to stay is the Little River Inn. But the Joshua Grindle Inn and its proprietor Charles Reinhart have a weblog: Mendocino Musings.

Go West, Young Aggregator

Genie Tyburski, on Cindy Chick's post about Westlaw Intraclips and RSS:

West isn't the first publisher to adopt this current information delivery format, but I do believe it is the first major aggregator of online information to do so. This could be a turning point for RSS. I expect demand for it to multiply exponentially in coming months.

Monday, May 03, 2004

Talk To Me Of Mendocino

At Bay
Shh, don't tell anyone but there's once in a decade weather on the north California coast right now.

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