Law 2.0 — Is The Train Leaving the Station?

Dion Hinchcliffe has published a helpful summary of various “offshoots” of the Web 2.0 “revolution”.

There’s a convenient graphic here.

And what do you know–right between Library 2.0 and Media 2.0 is Law 2.0. (Typical of us lawyers–always hanging around libraries…).

Mr. Hinchcliffe calls Law 2.0 a “relatively full-blown new movement.” He links to the recent comprehensive article on Web 2.0 in LPT by Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell, and to this post on Law 2.0 by some nameless guy.

Wex is given as an example of Law 2.0 by Mr. Hinchcliffe; if we look at the hallmarks of Web 2.0 in his graphic linked above, there are probably other examples out there. Dennis and Tom mention a number of general ones in their article that could have applications to the law.

But if you look really closely at the graphic, there is some text on the right edge of the bubble, that appears rather faintly in yellow. I think it reads “cost effective scalability.” If there is one thing the dominant business model in the law can’t stand (with initials something like “B.H.”), it’s applications which grow fast, and can do so with minimal cost.


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