I’m sitting in tomorrow on Rich Leiter’s Webinar/Podcast, where we’ll talk with Lawyer, Writer, Law Professor, and all a round deep-thinker, Richard Dooling.

Doolings’s latest book, Rapture of the Geeks: When AI Outsmarts IQ, discusses (and makes fun of) a number of scientists, technologists, and lawyers and he seems to be either a very smart person… or a complete lunatic. I’m hoping for a bit of both.

I had to laugh, though, when I was reading a 2008 review of his book in ARS Technica  and the “two-page” review ended page one with this quote:

“Which brings us to the Cylons”

What a hook!! I had to go to page two to see how the Cylons came into play, and I decided right then and there that I needed to borrow that for a blog post title!

Within a few minutes, I read this review, had a long talk with my E-Discovery support person, and got the email from a friend about an xkcd.com cartoon and diagrams from This is Indexed (both of which are worthy of a spot in your RSS feed!!)

My brain immediately came up with this Venn diagram:

Mark Gediman says that The Borg would be a closer relation, but I told him that I’d have to take out the “Religion” circle to make it truthful.
So, tune in at 2:00 PM Central (Nov. 5th) for LawLibCon 15 with Richard Dooling.
  • This is a perfect post. The plot of Battlestar Galactic, and its political/spiritual messages, would be worthy of a similar, comprehensive, more ambitious chart; but the Cylon core is intuitively obvious–at least to a legally trained mind. Anothe rreason I love twitter–though which I found your blog.

    Do you follow @ilovecharts?

    By the way–let's be frank, Battlestar Galactica was the zenith of television. I say this without shame–enduring the derision of my partners and family.