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Scrivener for lawyers

WordPerfect 5.1 is legendary among tech geeks of a certain age, and still has devoted users. I used various incarnations of WordPerfect as my main word processor and brief[1] writing tool until just a few years ago, when I succumbed to the inevitable force of change, and switched to Microsoft Word. Now, though, I’m not even using a traditional word processor as my main brief writing application, because I’ve discovered that Scrivener is a fantastic tool for that purpose.

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Writing Legal Briefs with Scrivener

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Easy navigation, powerful AI, and quick search make DEVONthink a nice alternative to lugging around thick files.

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How To Bring the Classic Retweet (RT) Back to the New Twitter

The revamp that Twitter rolled out on the Twitter website a few months ago was, by and large, a nice upgrade. The sidebar is now pretty useful, and the whole experience is a bit more streamlined and efficient. One feature that many people don’t like, though, is how the new Twitter handles retweets. The old method of retweeting (the “RT @” method) allowed you to editorialize a bit, if you wanted. Under new Twitter, the retweet button simply rebroadcasts the original tweet, unedited. You no longer have the ability to add any thoughts to the tweet, short of starting a new tweet. Google+, and the way it fosters interaction, has shown us that geeks love discussion and editorial, if the topic is right. If you want to bring back the classic RT to Twitter web, you can. Here’s how.

For this to work, you need to be using Firefox or Chrome as your web browser. If you are, install the Classic Retweet extension. Once you do, go to Twitter.com, sign in, and hover your mouse over someone else’s tweet. Right there underneath the tweet, next to the “Retweet” link, you’ll see a “Classic RT” link. Click that, and the tweet will be retweeted, using the “RT @” format.

I found that when the new retweet functionality was introduced, I started tweeting much less. Maybe it was just coincidence, or maybe the obstacles to engagement caused me to lose interest in Twitter. How about you? What are your thoughts on Twitter’s new retweet functionality?

Classic Retweet extension [via Mediabistro, as tweeted by Steve Rubel on Twitter]

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