Law professors from around the country gathered in Seattle on Sept. 27 to put the printed textbook on trial, reports the Seattle Post Intelligencer. And because those professors and their universities influence the buying decisions of thousands of law students each year, traditional book publishers--as well as representatives from Adobe, Sony, and Microsoft--participated. The daylong discussion educed topics ranging from cerebral musings (could information proliferation make lawyers obsolete?) to technical nuance (what's the difference between open source and open access?). At least one conclusion became clear: the fact that about 40 people gathered at Seattle University Law School on a


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