Category Archives: Web/Tech

Jan 24
3:47 PM

20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web

Written in the style of a children's book, this explanation of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, cloud computing, apps, and online security and privacy issues is fun and accessible for all. From the Foreward:

20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web” is a short guide for anyone who’s curious about the basics of browsers and the web. Here’s what you’ll find here:

First we’ll look at the Internet, the very backbone that allows the web to exist. We’ll also take a look at how the web is used today, through cloud computing and web apps.

Then, we’ll introduce the building blocks of web pages like HTML and JavaScript, and review how their invention and evolution have changed the websites you visit every day. We’ll also take a look at the modern browser and how it helps users browse the web more safely and securely.

Finally, we’ll look ahead to the exciting innovations in browsers and web technologies that we believe will give us all even faster and more immersive online experiences in the future.

Hat tip to Law Librarian Blog. [JML]

Jan 19
11:15 AM

Kindle Editions of Law Reviews

Yesterday, Prof. Orin Kerr (GWU Law) posted about the inevitability of Kindle editions of law reviews, following Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy’s Kindle offering. Prof. Orin Bainbridge’s (UCLA Law) rejoinder lists the many reasons that the Kindle platform is less than convenient (or even adequate) for law review articles, including Kindle's problem with footnotes.

Over the last few years, we’ve seen many posts about the adequacy of Kindles, iPads, as well as other e-readers and e-tablets, for lawyers, academics, and law students. Here are just a few: