I was paging through the latest issue of the ABA Journal last night. As is my wont, I tend to at least scan the “Tech Audit” columns that appear in the back of the magazine. This time I did a bit of a double take.
After reading a piece by the regular columnist headlined “The Cost of Free: Don’t bet the firm on no- or low-price software,” I turned the page. There was another a guest “Tech Audit” column, this one headlined: “I Sync I Can: FolderShare solves big problem in sharing files digitally — and it’s free.”
Having just read about the hazards of reliance on free software in a law firm environment, I skipped the guest column and the magazine went promptly into the recycling. Even though that hopefully wasn’t the editors’ intent, it certainly doesn’t help keep readers.
I say high, you say low
You say why and I say I don’t know, oh no
You say goodbye and I say hello
“Hello Goodbye,” The Beatles, Magical Mystery Tour