“Hi, I’m a Mac.” “And I’m a PC." You’ve probably
heard personifications of these two computer operating systems
bantering on TV, where the young, hip Mac always comes out ahead of the
buttoned-down PC. In law firms, like in most businesses, the reverse
However, several lawyers who run their
practices exclusively on Macs are spreading Apple gospel to other legal
professionals. Rob Hyndman, principal of Hyndman Law, writes about his
allegiance to Mac in his technology blog. Several months ago, Kansas
attorney and fellow tech blogger Grant Griffiths co-founded the Google
group Macs in the Law Office, or MILO. This group joins other online
“Mac law” discussion spots like www.macattorney.com, www.maclaw.org, www.TheMacLawyer.com and www.MacLawStudents.com, as well as Apple’s own marketing to lawyers at www.apple.com.
this year might not be business as usual for law IT departments. Many
PC users must switch to a new computer operating system within the next
two years. Unlike previous transition periods, there may be competition
this time for Vista, the successor to Microsoft’s market-leading
Windows XP operating system. And the most user-friendly challenge comes
from Apple Inc.’s Macintosh line.
Source: "Will Macs Replace PCs as the Computer of Choice at Law Firms?" by Luigi Benetton, published in The Lawyers Weekly.