You hear a lot these days about people live-blogging trade shows and other events. But with few exceptions live blogging (perhaps we lawyers should call it realtime blogging) fails because quality writing takes time. It's sort of like the speed of light or the force of gravity. There's just no getting around it.
So when we began discussing how to cover ABA TECHSHOW 2008, we nixed the idea of live-blogging this important event. Instead, we decided to publish reports as quickly as possible while maintaining high standards. Call it retrospective blogging. Or just call it good reporting.
But don't worry. We're done! Below you'll find our complete coverage of ABA TECHSHOW 2008 — 13 reports. If you're still hungry for even more coverage, you'll also find links to 33 additional reports in other publications.
Crazy Mazy ...
Trade shows are unpredictable. Whenever you bring together thousands of smart, free-thinking people, sparks will fly. So who better to cover ABA TECHSHOW than our most unpredictable TechnoLawyer correspondent and the ultimate free thinker — Mazyar Hedayat. Or as we call him, Crazy Mazy, a name inspired by Apple's famous Think Different ad campaign about free thinkers, which begins, "Here's to the the crazy ones." When he's not reporting on trade shows, Mazy practices law in Bolingbrook, Illinois.
TechnoLawyer's ABA TECHSHOW 2008 Reports ...
Mazyar Hedayat, I Attended ABA TECHSHOW 2008 and All I Got Was This Lousy Blog Post
Mazyar Hedayat, A Real World EDD Motion Hearing (Litigation Track)
Mazyar Hedayat, Outlook Tips and Tricks (Roundtables Track)
Mazyar Hedayat, So You Want to Be an ABA Author? (Special Session)
Mazyar Hedayat, Grand Finale: 60 Sites In 60 Minutes
Mazyar Hedayat, Crazy Mazy's Best of Show: SQ Global Solutions
Mazyar Hedayat, Crazy Mazy's Best of Show: Legal Bar by BEC Legal Systems
Mazyar Hedayat, Crazy Mazy's Best of Show: Electronic Discovery
Mazyar Hedayat, Crazy Mazy's Best of Show: Adobe Acrobat Professional
Mazyar Hedayat, A Report from the Exhibit Hall and Suggestions for TechShow 2009
Other ABA TECHSHOW 2008 Reports
Brett Burney, Tips and Tricks at the ABA TechShow 2008, Law.com
Jim Calloway, Law Practice Tips From ABA TECHSHOW 2008, Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tips Blog
Jim Calloway, More Law Practice Tips From ABA TECHSHOW 2008, Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tips Blog
Jim Calloway, ABA TECHSHOW 2008 Wrap Up, Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tips Blog
Rob La Gatta, Brett Burney of Burney Consultants and ediscoveryinfo, Real Lawyers Have Blogs
Rob La Gatta, Adriana Linares of LawTech Partners, Real Lawyers Have Blogs
Rob La Gatta, Live from TechShow: Jim Calloway of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Real Lawyers Have Blogs
Rob La Gatta, Live from TechShow: Aviva Cuyler of JD Supra, Real Lawyers Have Blogs
Rob La Gatta, Live from TechShow: Ed Poll of LawBiz Management Co., Real Lawyers Have Blogs
Rob La Gatta, Live from TechShow: Laura Calloway of the Alabama State Bar, Real Lawyers Have Blogs
Rob La Gatta, Live from TechShow: David Cowen of The Cowen Group, Real Lawyers Have Blogs
Rob La Gatta, Live from TechShow: Brian Ritchey of LexisNexis, Real Lawyers Have Blogs
Mike McBride, ABA Techshow Day 3 Session 1, The Many Faces of Mike
Mike McBride, TechShow Day 3 Session 2: Automated Documents, The Many Faces of Mike
Mike McBride, A few Final TechShow Thoughts, The Many Faces of Mike
Greg Siskind, Lawyering in the Connected World: How to Snag the Connected Client, Greg Siskind's Blog
Sharon Nelson, ABA TECHSHOW Day Two: The Most Damning Thing Is the Hole Where Evidence Used to Be, Ride the Lightning
Sharon Nelson, Bank Secrecy Act Guns Down Sheriff of Wall Street, Ride the Lightning
Dominic Jaar, Todd Flaming and Brett Burney on Small Volume E-Discovery, Wines and Information Management
JoAnna Forshee, Just in Time for ABA TechShow/LMA Annual Conference: How to Measure Trade Show Return on Investment (ROI), Inside Legal
JoAnna Forshee, ABA TechShow Wrap-Up, InsideLegal
JoAnna Forshee, ABA TechShow Media Panel Publication Profiles, InsideLegal
Jordan Furlong, Takeaways from TechShow, Law21
Ben Stevens, Reflections on TechShow 2008, The Mac Lawyer
Allison C. Shields, Making Connections at ABA TechShow 2008, Legal Ease Blog
Monica Bay, Live from Chicago: ABA TECHSHOW, The Common Scold
Dennis Kennedy, I am the Worst Liveblogger Ever: A Report from ABA TECHSHOW 2008, DennisKennedy.blog
Reid Trautz, ABA TechShow 2008 Keynote Discusses Privacy Issues, Reid My Blog
Kevin A. Thompson, TechShow 2008: In Progress Report, Cyberlaw Central
Kevin A. Thompson, TechShow 2008: Day 2: In Progress Report, Cyberlaw Central
Brian J. Ritchey, First Day at ABA TechShow, More Partner Income
Kevin O'Keefe, Back in Seattle from ABA TechShow, Real Lawyers Have Blogs
Brian J. Ritchey, For Long Term Increases To Income, Partners Must Delegate Work, More Partner Income
Photo by Adriana Linares, LawTech Partners
About TechnoLawyer Trade Show Reports
Even in today's wired world, trade shows continue to play an important role. But not everyone can attend trade shows. Hence, our trade show reports, which bring trade shows to you. You can find our trade show reports here in TechnoLawyer Blog, and also in TechnoGuide, a free newsletter that also contains exclusive content. Learn more about TechnoGuide.