November 19, 2014 Articles

Lawyers Can't Be Luddites

Times have changed, and lawyers must adapt their technology practices.

By Bill Kammer – November 19, 2014

Many of us probably chose law school because we didn’t like math. That hasn’t changed. But the profession is changing, and the changes are rapid. Until the mid-nineties, you could only send email to others on the same network. AOL was then the largest network, but it did not connect its customers to the outside, the “Internet,” until 1995. Nothing would ever be the same. In 1997, two Stanford students registered the domain name “google.com.” Google grew in several directions, and in 2007, Gmail went public. Today there are about 450,000,000 Gmail accounts. Times have changed.


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