Adventures in LegalTech Land: Technology Overwhelm


At 11:45 am on Wed, the last day of LegalTech NY 2011, I had an appointment with the editor of a legal technology publication. Both of us had been at the show all three days, although I admit on this particular day I was really only half there. The rest of me was back in bed, sleeping soundly and resting an overstimulated mind. The editor looked pretty much like I felt.

We exchanged pleasantries (which were fortunately quite pleasant) and then got on to the business at hand: what have you seen at the show that captured your attention?

He asked first, and my mind went blank. I so needed to act like I remembered something, anything to just get my scrambled brain defragmented. Finally a particular vendor came to mind primarily because they had wined & dined me the night before. And bingo, I scored big brownie points: it was one of the vendors the editor wanted to review. The conversation continued on as more vendors came to mind, but it was a struggle – for both of us.

Apparently we were not alone. In Fear and Loathing in LegalTech, Gabe Acevedo says:

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