Electronic vs Paper - A debate as old as Plato

  • Blog Post
  • Posted on 15 August 2014

In his provocatively titled blog post,Plato’s cave: Why lawyers love paper and hate e-discovery and what this means for the future of legal education’, US lawyer Ralph Losey argues that lawyers are so entrenched in the use of paper that, like prisoners in Plato’s cave, they fail to see the obvious value in electronic documents. This is perhaps an unduly harsh assessment of lawyers’ attitudes to technology but it is nonetheless an interesting argument to consider.

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