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Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!

Sunday, January 15, 2006

First hit's free.

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For all you CrackBerry addicts, here is an interesting blog post regarding the ongoing patent litigation between Research In Motion (RIM) and NTP that threatens to shut down all wireless email delivery to the ubiquitous device, except to those who issued the injunction the federal government. The post mentions Law.com's great article detailing the history of the litigation.

I couldn't help but think about the litigation while watching Judge Alito's confirmation hearings. During the first day of the hearings, there was a man behind Dianne Feinstein who kept taking his blackberry out to check his email while she harped about something. He was probably emailing his buddies: "Can you believe this witch??!! Chappy's no better; and he looks like the undead. Send me a bucket of water and a wooden stake, stat!" He was much more interesting to watch than the "Meanwitch from California."

Part of me feels a little left out for not having one of the digital ball and chains. But then again, I suppose that's akin to envying those on kidney dialysis.