Get Back Into Your Reading Groove with these 5 Unputdownable Books

In my MILOFest presentation on living a responsibly connected life, I cited evidence put forth in Nick Carr’s 2010 book The Shallows asserting that intensive web usage can actually alter the brain, making it more difficult to maintain the extended concentration necessary to read a book. For me, reading is an antidote to the high-distraction […]

The Social Media Hangover, Legal Edition

When Facebook and Twitter started taking off in 2008 and 2009, users engaged in a mad scramble to embrace the networks, amass a bunch of followers/friends, and stay highly engaged. Now, as the dust begins to settle and we understand the utility of these tools, we have the opportunity to ask “what have social networks done for me lately” and scale back activity accordingly.

Be as Mobile as You Wanna Be. Just Don't Be Stupid.

You would think I, as a purveyor of fine web-based legal practice management and time tracking software, would say nothing but good things when it comes to people using technology and “plugging in” to the cloud. But enough is enough. Too much of anything is bad, and the way we’re all glued to our electronic mobile devices has got to change.

Another Reason to Turn off Your Mobile Device

One of the salient technology conversations of 2010 revolves around our newly found state of constant Internet connectivity. We love our iPhones, Droids, and Blackberries, but apparently they’re not so good for us when abused. Kind of like chocolate. Or booze. Exhibit A: A recent article in the New York Times declares Digital Devices Deprive […]