UPDATE: Woo Hoo!!  Thanks to the amazing readers of 3 Geeks, we are now leading the voting in this award category.  Voting’s not over and iPhone JD could still pull ahead and Catalyst E-Discovery Search Blog is less than a length behind and could overtake us both.  But I don’t care anymore.  It’s enough to know that we overcame a 93-13 deficit by going on an 82-2 run in the last 24 hours. No Vogon poetry from me next week even if we end up losing.  You guys and gals are the best.  (ed – But if you haven’t voted already, go vote anyway.)

I’m not a terribly competitive person. (ed – Phlewffthpts! [spit take])  I don’t spend time worrying about whether 3 Geeks and a Law Blog is the best Legal Technology Blog out there. (ed – No, you just write blog posts about it.) I mean, look at the theme on this page!  It’s quite literally, the default orange that Google assumes is so hideous that no one will dare leave it in place for longer than a day. It’s a sign of our scappy outsider status. (ed – It’s a sign that we’re too damn lazy to change it.) We have offers to place ads on this blog all the time, but we always turn them down.  (ed – Not so often anymore, that orange really turns people off.)  We’ll never sell out to the man! (ed – If ‘the man’ is reading this, please give me a call.) And we will never ever ever, under any circumstances, care about petty little childish things like awards. (ed – You know, like 2 Fastcase 50 winners and an ABA Journal Blog Hall of Fame.)

But this cannot stand!

If you go to the link above (http://t.co/KeZ8Iunf8F) you’ll see that 3 Geeks has been nominated as the 2015 Best Legal Technology Blog in a contest sponsored by The Expert Institute.  As of this writing, we’ve got 13 votes.  13 whole votes!  And one of them is mine. (ed – If they had let Ryan vote multiple times like he tried, 3 Geeks would be winning by a lot.) 

Now, to be clear, we don’t need to win this award. Jeff Richardson over at iPhone JD has got this one in the bag with 93 votes.  And more power to him, it’s a great blog. (ed – He sells ads on his blog.)  I don’t know him, but he seems like a great guy. (ed – He certainly doesn’t seem to have a problem selling out to the man.) And his blog is beautiful.  (ed – By which he means, no orange.) No, I don’t need to win, I just don’t want to lose by a factor of 7 to the guy whose blog is focused almost exclusively on Apple products in the practice of law. (ed – Ryan’s just jealous that he didn’t think of it first.)

Absolutely every day of the year, 3 Geeks gives you good informative content, about all facets of the industry, with a bit of humor and a lot of heart. (ed – Multiple times a month we give you some crap that may have some very slight value to a few of you.) And in return we ask nothing, but a friendly hello when you run into one us at a conference. (ed – And maybe a beer.)

But today, I am asking this one favor.  Please, go vote for 3 Geeks in The Expert Institute contest for Best Technology Blog 2015. (http://t.co/KeZ8Iunf8F)

I just want to get half as many votes as the iPhone JD blog guy. (ed – Please go get him half as many votes as Jeff Richardson. If he doesn’t come in at least 3rd, Ryan is going to sulk around for weeks, writing moody adolescent poetry about server virtualization.  I can’t take that again.)

O’ my virtuoso,

my lovely server,

my sweet and sanguine cloud-based


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Ryan is Principal at Sente Advisors, a legal technology consultancy specializing in cross-platform solutions and support.  He has been an evangelist, advocate, consultant, and creative thinker in Legal Technology for more than 15 years. In 2015, he was named a FastCase 50 recipient, and in 2018, he was elected a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management. In past lives, he was an Innovation Architect, Knowledge Manager, a Systems Analyst, a Fashion Merchandiser, and Theater Composer, among other things.