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Please check out the BAMC on Facebook (search “Bar Association and Bar Foundation of Montgomery County”), as well as twitter and Instagram (@bamc_law).  If you are a Committee Chair or a Section Chair, and you would like the Bar Association to promote something on social media for your Committee or Section, please contact Keith Rosa or Jessica Blumberg.


Techlectic ... by Pat Hoover


CES Vegas Blau — This year’s annual gathering in Nevada’s neon desert for players and products of all things “new” in consumer tech, recently wrapped up a disappointing week, innovation wise. Little to nothing truly new or unique was introduced on the tech front. This year’s big news was all about Samsung, whose executives gave a formal apology for its defective and extremely dangerous lithium battery cell phone debacle. If you’ve traveled by air in recent months the first thing heard by pilot and crew was the stringent ban of the suspect Samsung phones. On the other hand, this year's CES vendors brought to Vegas an impressive display of the latest in VR, drones, robots, wearables, connectables, TV's and more. But unlike in years past, nothing at this year's show introduced us to anything newly innovative. No "next big thing" in tech. Maybe next year...

Apple vs. Netflix — Just released by unnamed inside sources, Apple is said to be planning to take on Netflix, Amazon and the other big names that dominate in producing, distributing and selling original, online streaming content for television. If true, the executives at Netflix have got to be scrambling. Apple has long since set the gold-standard for its unrivaled tenacity and unprecedented success in developing new tech and vastly reshaping old, bringing new, cutting-edge innovation and technology to market. And while the sales of Apple TV have been quite modest compared to those of iPhone, if true, Apple will have finally begun to make good on its promise for the future of Apple TV. When/if Apple decides to go Hollywood - as has Amazon, Netflix, and many others by now - I would expect a consequence of tectonic effect within the industry; one felt by all and resulting in a much greater choice to consumers.

RU Feelin Me DT — I focus my law office on a much younger clientele than most: young people, teens and children: in the school and community.  So, for many years, my kid-centric practice has involved me frequently reviewing text messages involving my young clients in a myriad of legal issues, almost all of which are not good. Trying to decipher some messages can be challenging and require familiarity with  Net acronyms du jour: LMO=Leave Me Alone, STS=Smirk to Self, PKS=Painkillers, and my fav, MEH=communicates total indifference by sender. Net speak is by no means restricted to kids and only younger users. How old is Donald Trump? Not young, that’s for sure but DT is, as we all know, preeminent in the use and number of followers he holds in his personal account on Twitter - 14o liit text messages. So go ahead, dig into it and learn web lingo. Hey, you need to learn this stuff if only to communicate with your offspring, right?


Jessica Blumberg
Keith Rosa



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