Thursday, March 29, 2007

quotable

"In conversation you can use timing, a look, an inflection.  But on the page all you have is commas, dashes, the amount of syllables in a word.  When I write, I read everything out loud to get the right rhythm."

- Fran Lebowitz

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

blawg nixed by insurer

Caution_sample Law.com reports that a New Jersey law firm put its plans for a blog on hold because its malpractice carrier said blogging would make the firm uninsurable. Others commenting on the move have advised firms to be sure to post strong disclaimers. Here's mine.

CAUTION: Reading this blog will not necessarily make you a better legal writer.

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Monday, March 26, 2007

multi-tasking?

I've long maintained that these young whipper-snappers who think they can multi-task and still learn how to analyze the law are just kidding themselves.  After all, the human brain could not possibly have undergone a dramatic evolution in the single decade we've all been using e-mail and the Internet.  And now I feel vindicated by New York Times writer Steve Lohr, in his article on Slow Down, Brave Multitasker, and Don’t Read This in Traffic.
hat tip:  Professor Schoot Fruehwald, Hofstra University

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