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Law Publishing without Boundaries

By Nick Holmes on December 25, 1996

First published [somewhere] , December 1996 When we think of law publishing we probably first think of Butterworths, Sweet & Maxwell and FT Law & Tax, Tolleys if we are tax practitioners, and perhaps other smaller names. Turning to new (…)

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Why are we here?

By Nick Holmes on November 25, 1996

First published in the Solicitors Journal, November 1996. Not so long ago the culture of the Internet was such that commercial advertising on the Net was frowned on, and those who transgressed were liable to incur the wrath of the (…)

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The Queen’s printer

By Nick Holmes on October 25, 1996

A First published in the Solicitors Journal, October 1996. End bytes in last month’s column noted the sale of HMSO’s business to the National Publishing Group. The sale completed on 30 September and the new business now trades as The (…)

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The future of law publishing

By Nick Holmes on September 25, 1996

First published in the Solicitors Journal, September 1996. These days a month is a long time in publishing, and two months even more so. This summer (still referred to as ‘the silly season’ by those who are writing about those (…)

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Web page design

By Nick Holmes on July 25, 1996

First published in the Solicitors Journal, July 1996. Time was when most Web sites looked pretty boring. It was exciting enough just being on the Web as a newbie using a basic Mosaic browser, and the lack of design evident (…)

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The state of law publishing

By Nick Holmes on June 25, 1996

First published in the Solicitors Journal, June 1996. It may not have been spring fever, nor is it likely to be midsummer madness, but things are certainly hotting up on the UK legal internet. Several new firms are joining the (…)

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Suppliers on the web

By Nick Holmes on May 25, 1996

First published in the Solicitors Journal, May 1996. In the run up to June’s Solicitors and Legal Office Exhibition, the event of the UK lawtech calendar, it is worth looking at how well the suppliers to the sgal profession are (…)

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Anything legal?

By Nick Holmes on April 25, 1996

First published in the Solicitors Journal, April 1996. Once the initial excitement and/or frustrations of being on the Web wear off, your view of what’s out there which is of use to you may well be either ‘It’s all a (…)

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Electronic reproduction of Crown copyright material

By Nick Holmes on March 25, 1996

First published in the Solicitors Journal, March 1996. On 9 February, Roger Freeman, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, made a policy statement in the form of a written answer in the House of Commons, on the future administration of (…)

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What does Corel’s purchase of Novell’s applications business mean for Web users?

By Nick Holmes on February 25, 1996

First published in the Solicitors Journal, February 1996. News of the month in the desktop applications market has been the purchase at the end of January of Novell’s applications business by the Ottawa corporation Corel in a $180 million deal. (…)

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Information overload

By Nick Holmes on January 25, 1996

First published in the Solicitors Journal, January 1996. Net ‘surfing’ is no longer an appropriate analogy. Was it ever? If your view of surfing is effortlessly gliding down the face of a wave on one uninterrupted ride to the shore, (…)

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How to spend £100 this Christmas

By Nick Holmes on December 1, 1995

First published in the Solicitors Journal, December 1995. Back in October Delia Venables and Charles Christian published their Guide to the Internet for Lawyers. This has attracted favourable reviews from Laurence Eastham in Computers and Law (somewhat guarded it has (…)

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Because it’s there

By Nick Holmes on October 25, 1995

First published in the Solicitors Journal, October 1995. What puts most people off information technology, or rather what holds them back from diving in enthusiastically, is the ‘technology’ bit. We are all interested in information in one form or another, (…)

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Nothing but the truth – shattering a few internet myths

By Nick Holmes on June 20, 1995

First published June 1995 in The Lawyer What the Internet is not: A hotbed of pornography. Uninformed journalists will write about what they know. They do not know very much about the workings of the Internet. [Update: The hacks were (…)

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1995 – Year 1 for Electronic Publishing

By Nick Holmes on May 25, 1995

First published May 1995 in Computers and Law (1995, vol. 6, no 1, pp. 6-8). Republished here with slight edits to broken bits. Writing in 1985, shortly after its demise, David Warlock reported that Eurolex … had registered some 375 (…)

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