One year ago today we launched BlawgWorld 2007 with TechnoLawyer Problem/Solution Guide — a free eBook.
We believe it has become the most widely reviewed legal eBook of all time, proving that everyone is indeed a critic. We have found 70 reviews to date.
So what better way to celebrate than by showcasing these reviews? Below you will find choice quotes from ten of our favorite reviews — in no particular order and not all of them favorable.
Of course, the only review that really matters is yours. So please download a copy now to see what all the fuss is about.
Everyone's a Critic: Ten of Our Favorite Reviews
Brett Burney, A Review of TechnoLawyer's Free BlawgWorld 2007 ebook, LLRX
"In their usual flair and capacity, TechnoLawyer has created a unique and interactive eBook that brilliantly takes advantage of the technology found in PDF files. BlawgWorld 2007 was designed to open in just about any PDF viewer and it worked very well in my various tests.... [B]oth ebooks are entirely free to download from the TechnoLawyer Website. You aren't even required to register, provide your name or e-mail address, or join TechnoLawyer (although you would be well served to do so) — you just simply click the link, download the book, and start reading."
Robert Ambrogi, BlawgWorld 2007: I Still Don't Get It, ALM Legal Blog Watch
"Squillante and Skiff deserve high praise for the design and format of BlawgWorld 2007. The book employs a navigation system that takes full advantage of the features of PDF. The concept is "three clicks from anywhere to anywhere." That holds true, enabling the reader to find and get to articles quickly and intuitively.... I am able to evaluate a blog only by reading several postings over a period of time. To take one self-selected post and add it to a compendium of posts from other bloggers seems to serve no practical purpose other than to stroke the egos of the bloggers who are included."
Bonnie Shucha, BlawgWorld 2007: I Finally Get It, WisBlawg
"BlawgWorld is all about educating non-blogging legal professionals about blogs. What are they? What do they have to offer? Which ones match my interests? Hopefully, then, some of these readers will be intrigued enough to venture out into the blogosphere. As a someone who has devoted a lot of effort to educating legal professionals about blogs, I feel almost embarrassed that I didn't get it before now."
Ross L. Kodner, Responding to Legal Blog Watch’s Critique of BlawgWorld 2007 E-Book, Ross Ipsa Loquitur
"What I find is that the majority of lawyers still barely know what a blog is, no less subscribe to multiple blogs and actually learn from all the valuable content that’s out there.... TechnoLawyer is providing something very valuable to the average lawyer in the trenches .... If even a handful learn something that helps them improve their lot in law practice and extends to improvement of their service to clients, then it’s a success."
Michelle Golden, BlawgWorld 2007 eBook Just Released!, Golden Practices
"The eBook is super easy to navigate as its creators boast readers are never more than three clicks from what they seek. It's a well-designed approach to eBooks and if you are thinking of developing one, this is a model you'll want to check out."
Michael Bates, Technolawyer — BlawgWorld 2007, Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly
"As a lawyer who tries to keep current with the various advances in technology that can help to streamline the practice of law, I am one of numerous subscribers to the TechnoLawyer website and newsletters. I am also a contributor to TechnoLawyer's online project known as BlawgWorld ... an impressive collection of legal blogs from around the World Wide Web."
Jeremy Blachman, Blawgworld 2007, Jeremy Blachman's Weblog (Anonymous Lawyer)
"Graphically the whole thing is really impressive.... And they've packaged it with something called the TechnoLawyer Problem/Solution Guide, which answers burning questions like, "How can I get data off a live exchange server for discovery?" and "How do you convene a mediation when the other side doesn't want to talk settlement?" I mean, irrelevant to my own life, but it actually seems like a reasonably useful resource if this is the sort of stuff you do all day."
Jim Calloway, BlawgWorld 2007 Is Published, Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tips Blog
"Some will find fault with any selection of best blawgs, but this certainly should give anyone a feel for the varied and interesting content being published by the citizen journalists within the legal community.... However, there is an interesting addition this year with the inclusion of Technolawyer Problem/Solution Guide. It features 185 law office technology problems with 185 suggested solutions. It is a sponsored feature, so that means you will be getting one particular vendor's suggested solution. But it is another useful tool."
Andis Kaulins, LawPundit Judicial Clerkship Posting Published in BlawgWorld 2007 by TechnoLawyer, LawPundit
"BlawgWorld 2007 is an exceptional freely downloadable pathfinding legal e-book published today by TechnoLawyer, the leading internet law tech resource.... Compare the extensive reach and the easy availability of this avantgarde peer-reviewed e-book publication to the dwindling readership of the pay-based printed journals still being churned out in the legal field and in other academic disciplines, as if the internet did not exist."
Sheryl Sisk Schelin, BlawgWorld 2007: A Review, Blawg in a Box
"If BlawgWorld's stated goal is to introduce lawyers to new blogs in a more efficient way, I have to say I'm not convinced it's a success. But if the goal was to produce an amazing eBook — well, here, TechnoLawyer succeeded wildly." [Sadly, Blawg in a Box no longer exists so we cannot offer a link.]
What Do You Think?
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