• Personal Blog

    Big Brother

    I have an Attorney client who was rightfully disturbed by the news of a case before the Virginia State Bar regarding Richmond Lawyer Horace Hunter. Basically the Bar is arguing a complaint that Hunters writing on the firm website blog constitutes advertising and should be accompanied by some sort of disclaimer identifying it as such. By the way I looked it up and do not find a current link to any blog so apparently Mr. Hunter is seeking a lower profile these days. At first it seemed to me like a case of David and Goliath. A two man law practice in Richmond standing up for their First Amendment right…

  • Personal Blog

    A New Digg

    The social news website Digg has released a major re-working called Version 4. The site was first launched as an experiment in November 2004, then re-launched the following July with Version 2.0. In that version the creators featured a “friends list” which made the site one of the pioneers in social media. The concept was to bookmark or “Digg” web pages that your friends could see if they were following you. This was still a year before Twitter came along so at the time it was quite innovative. In 2006 version 3.0 came along with changes that included being able with specific topics such as Entertainment, World & Business, and…

  • Published Works,  Technology Column

    Tech 01

    My legs are sore, my back is sore, and we unpacked the computer before we even turned on the refrigerator. Every single thing we own went up four flights of stairs. With that kind of chaos, why is it that I found it necessary to set up the computer desk first? Because we’re connected. Welcome to Tech. It’s a new world. We’re all wired together in an electronic village that knows no border. So what does that have to do with moving into a new apartment? Everything. That wire is the copper and glass thread that keeps us rooted in a common frame of reference. The computer has moved out…