My name is Ryan and I am a sarcastic person. I have a very dry sense of humor and I tease people that I like. A lot. This is simply who I am. My tongue is almost always planted firmly in my cheek. In person, this may endear me to you, or it may make
Apps for Wannabe Librarians
One of my favorites apps these days is my GoodReads app.
I finally broke down and bought an iPhone, I am the first of the three Geeks to own one. Don’t ask me why I waited so long. I don’t know why. Well, I do. I’m cheap and my firm wasn’t going to pay for…
Yes, Virginia, There Still Is Privacy
I’ve been watching a disturbing trend. More and more people are laconically letting the likes of Facebook, Google, Amazon, Twitter and FourSquare taking over their lives.
I admit. I am as much a victim, perhaps even more of a victim, than you are.
My excuse is that it’s my job.
But what about the rest…
Legal Research Metrics & Ethics: $499 a Year Or $825 an Hour?
My boss has been prepping for an ITLA presentation on “Reducing Costs of Legal Research: Best Practices Onshore and Offshore” where she’s discussing the pros and cons of online vs. print legal research. This is not a new issue, in fact, it has been discussed seriously since about 1994, and I had the…
Online Advertising: Caveat Vendor
I was listening to a podcast by some new Twitter friends’ podcast last night, called the Extraordinary Everyday Lives Show, in which they were discussing online advertising.
EEL, celebrating its third year online this month, is a regular podcast series run by Dave Wallace, Kent Newsome and Mike Seyfang, and covers all…
The War over Words: AP Announces "It Will Take All Actions Necessary"
The AP announced yesterday that it was going to take “all actions necessary” to stop ISPs from pirating news content and streaming it across their sites, raising copyright concerns about the terms of “fair use”.
In an attempt to save their tumbling profits, hold off bankruptcies and defend their current business models, the newspapers are…