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In general, people spend way too much time worrying about which computer to buy. You can run a law practice just fine on a $400 Dell desktop. (Not that you should.) Obsessively comparing specs is a waste of time and brainpower. Just something from Microsoft or Apple and it will do the job. (Lenovo and […]
Learning the following will not make you a hacker, but they will make you a bit more competent when it comes to that box on (or under) your desk that you use all day to serve your clients.
By 2017, if Moore’s Law continues to hold, computers will have the processing power of a human mind. This is not science fiction. It will happen, and it means that sometime during this century, computers will be able to at least simulate human thought, if not think independently. Will that mean computers will be able to replace lawyers?
Be more efficient in your paperless office. Switch to a jumbo monitor (27" plus) for more efficient creation and review of documents.
It’s been about four years since I upgraded any of my computers, which feels like forever. But I wonder if that means I’m using hardware that matches up with the majority of our readers. How often do you upgrade?
A few years ago, I wrote a post I titled Start a Solo Law Practice for Under $3,000. Boy, do I regret that title. Starting a law firm is a relatively inexpensive endeavor, but picking an arbitrary number and trying to stick to it is wrong-headed. I’ve met plenty of lawyers who have done just […]
The Q180 is poorly constructed, under-powered, and a huge disappointment. Don't buy it.
Tips for extending the lifespan of your laptop by following a few simple tips.
Watson's Jeopardy challenge could herald the coming of the Singularity--and a revolution in legal research. But what about robot judges?
People often assume that I am capable of immense technological feats because I have a paperless law office and know what Linux is. I am not. I just take a different approach to technology than many lawyers: I am not complacent, and I am quite impatient. Technology should free up your time, increase your efficiency, […]