"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
-- Proverbs 29:18, King James Bible (KJV)

Friday, April 01, 2016

Quo Vadis Legal Profession? Highly Educated Candidates Enjoy Competitive Advantages in the Legal Services Job Market

Quo vadis legal profession and legal services?

At the New York Times,
Seton Hall Law Prof Michael Simkovic
concludes in his article,
Overall Stagnation in Legal Jobs Hides Underlying Shifts,
that highly educated job candidates in legal services
enjoy a market that is expanding, rather than contracting,
and that this trend marks the economy as a whole.

ABCs of Google Alphabet Transition Difficult

At Wired, Jessi Hempel reports after the first six months that Google’s Alphabet Transition Has Been Tougher Than A-B-C.

Google's Traditional April Fool's Prank Hits Serious Emails and Backfires

Well, we warned you in the previous posting, didn't we?
As usual, we are miles ahead of the pack in anticipating the future.

See CNN Money in
Google's April Fools' prank backfires big time.

We ourselves did not see this prank in action in Gmail, however, so there remains an element of doubt on our side, April 1 being what it is. Did the prank actually exist or is the underlying story, which we also saw reported at TechCrunch, the actual prank? It is not impossible. Who knows? It is in any case a waste of time. The world has better things to do than go fooling.

Accordingly, always regard anything to do with April Fool's Day, especially anything out of the ordinary, with caution. Don't be somebody's fool.

Today is April Fool's Day 2016 : Don't Take Advantage of Anyone : Think Twice So That You are Not Taken Advantage Of : If You Want a Laugh, Make the Joke be on YOU

It is April Fool's Day 2016 today so be on your guard against jokes, pranks, hoaxes and tricks. There are many people around who enjoy a laugh at someone else's expense, so be careful.

Such practices are controversial and we are skeptical about them.

Some people and institutions may be known for complex hoaxes. Look out.

The dangers are that honest difficulties and problems can be interpreted as not being serious in nature, or, that pretended difficulties are taken too seriously, so that someone is harmed in trying to be a good person and do a good thing while following a false lead or hoax.

We ourselves see nothing funny about taking advantage of or making a fool of anyone. Think twice before you act. Are you contributing to making the world a better place?

If you must laugh, make the joke be on YOU, not on someone else.

The best laugh might be to take a vacation today, far from the madding world, in which the weak are already punished 365 days a year. Why make one day even more punishing than the rest?

Celebrate YOUR "strength", if you are the stronger, by doing a GOOD deed.

That would be a real "April Fool's" joke, because few would believe it.