John Perry Barlow on the TIA - Total Information Awareness is the government's dream, but the citizen's nightmare. Read the interview.
RSS for lawyers - sometimes you just have to ask. I asked TPB at Unbillable Hours why he didn't have an RSS feed. He said he did but just hadn't posted it. He sent this to me, but Radio didn't like it and generated an error message:
"Can't subscribe to the channel. The most likely cure is to check the URL in a web browser and see if you can get it to read the feed. The following message probably won't help you figure out what went wrong, but we include it here because it might. "Assignment over existing table object "s" is not allowed. Delete the object first, or use table.assign to override protection."
Interestingly, my NewzCrawler reader has no problem with the feed. Here we begin to see a stumbling block to the widespread use of RSS. If it can't work reliably in different news aggregators then how far can it go?
BeSpacific, run by Sabrina Pacifici, also is a must-read if you want to keep up with legal information (RSS feed). KiMformation is new to the game, but brings the perspective of a paralegal interested in how to use technology in a litigation practice (RSS feed). There are others, but you get the idea. I think that blogs are making this happen, and I expect that by the end of the year we'll have about 10 blogs that provide legal information. Hell, there is now one for Louisiana, with an RSS feed.
A Blawg for the Trial Lawyers - it's called InstaLawyer, and covers "events, links, and philosophies from the point of view of trial lawyers who represent the interests of regular people." Looks like regular people don't need an RSS feed.