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Interesting Tech & Law news. Plus, recommended books & Substacks
Here are some news items I curated for my close friends and fellow nerds…
🧑💻 Tech related
As you no doubt heard, Apple’s new $3,500 goggles are available. This review is my favorite so far.🤣
Microsoft said Russian hackers accessed the accounts of some employees on its leadership, cybersecurity, and legal teams. Oops! 😳
Did you know it’s become fashionable to play Bingo during earnings reports for Tesla. If Elon Musk uses the phrase, cross out the applicable box.
⚖️ Law News
The Florida Bar Association has passed new guidelines for attorneys on using artificial intelligence
The headline is: “Florida Bar Ethics Opinion OKs Lawyers’ Use Of Generative AI, But With Cautions”
This seems ridiculous. I mean, are their lawyers that need to be reminded to do what’s obvious and sensible?
It’s like an engineering watchdog organization reminding engineers that they need to carefully check their calculations when constructing buildings.
And it reminds me of this Far Side cartoon…
(thanks Gary Larson!)
🤔Ye Olde Trivia
In 1999, The Washington Post reported that the NSA had issued a “Furby Alert,” banning the toy from its offices as a possible security risk. When my kids had Furbys I was more concerned about the annoyingly repetitive verbal emissions.
How do we learn best? Perhaps in paradoxical ways.
Here’s a great book I’m reading and enthusiastically recommending
Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone (a witty, hilarious twist on the classic whodunnit)
What good books are you reading and recommending?
There are hundreds of great writers on Substack. Here are some that law nerds might enjoy:
Original Jurisdiction by David Lat (an early law blogger who became very successful online)
Jordan Furlong’s excellent publication, from which this poignant observation was recently made:
“Full-time in-person attendance hasn’t returned to law firms partly because the myth of its importance has been busted.”
I love myth-busting, especially when it involves cluelessness in large law firms.
Oh, and an offbeat Substack publication that I’ve enjoyed immensely is:
It describes itself as “a journey through the pages of history discussing historical weirdos, dirtbags, and iconoclasts whose wacky stories warm the heart in one way or another."
That was enough to entice me to subscribe.🤣
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