At Big Legal Brain, we’re big fans of 3 1/4 inch floppy disks, the real workhorse of data storage. Our love of the floppy explains in part why we were saddened by Steve Jobs’s death late last year. To us, Jobs exuded floppy disk like no other.
Like recent purveyors of cassette tapes, however, we get razzed quite a bit by our more tech-inclined lawyer colleagues, especially those who switched to using Zip drives early on. But in the spirit of keeping the floppy disk trade active and growing, here are three top floppy disks we came across in the past year, each worth tracking down at the flea market or ordering through our affiliate link with iOmega.
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Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 5 sometime today. For most technologically-savvy lawyers, this means that you should be live-blogging the event and Tweeting about what you heard about what some guy heard about what another guy saw when he was in a bar in China two months ago. And if you are a blogging lawyer like myself, you also need to weigh in on the key differences between the two phones. While I don’t have an iPhone 4 and don’t have a clue about the new
iPhone 5 iPhone 4S, I still write for a law-related blog. Accordingly, here are the key differences between your current shitty iPhone and Apple’s next upgrade.
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Suffering from iPhone 3G envy? You might want to reconsider. The prodigal mobile device that kept technophiles lining up for days is now dealing with the backlash of not living up to the hype. Manufacturer Apple was slapped with a federal class action complaint this week led by Alabama’s Jessica Alena Smith, who’s miffed that her new iPhone is much slower than advertised and has shoddy reception.
Smith’s attorney explains, “Apple sold these devices on the promise that they were twice as fast as the pre-existing phones and that they would function suitably, or properly, on the 3G network. But, thus far, Apple and the phone have failed to deliver on this promise.”
While some have wondered if simply replacing her iPhone with, say, a Palm Centro would be a less costly option for Smith than a major lawsuit, her actions have nonetheless sent major consumer brands everywhere into a panic about the impact of their own advertising messages. Leading the pack are Coca-Cola and McDonald’s, who, according to anonymous sources, are expected to make respective clarifications today that no one really wants to buy the world a Coke , and you might not necessarily be “lovin’ it.” [Huffington Post]