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Between Google and Microsoft, Which is More Evil?

Ordinarily, I would admit that it is no contest–Microsoft is more evil than Google. But this web page, Google is more evil than Microsoft ever was, may change my mind. It lists several quotes from Eric Smith, former Google CEO, of which my favorite is:

“We don’t need you to type at all. We know where you are. We know where you’ve been. We can more or less know what you’re thinking about.”

The page then goes on to describe Google’s fall from grace, beginning with the ubiquitous “geek love” that nerds around the turn of the millenium showed the behemoth. Of course, Google’s motto, “don’t be evil” is duly mocked. Then the page describes Google’s descent into arrogance and arbitrary and punishing treatment of its users.

So, is Google more evil than Microsoft? Ahem, of course not ;-)

Finished Law School

This month is a huge milestone in my life. I graduated law school.

Over the last three years I have reported some of my grades and rankings here. I ended up in the top 11% of my class (missed the coveted top 10% by one one-hundredth of a grade point), with a cumulative GPA of 3.494. My family and I sacrificed a lot to put me through law school and we are proud of the accomplishment.

This July I will take the Louisiana bar exam and begin my career as an attorney. People often ask me what type of law I will practice. It is difficult to know this at the outset. My first job as a lawyer will be as an associate at Lundy, Lundy, Soileau & South, LLP, a law firm in Lake Charles, Louisiana. I was hired as a “commercial litigator.” I worked there these past two summer and winter breaks as a law clerk and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Goodbye and good luck to my friends at LSU Law. I am sure that many of us will meet again in practice, sitting on opposite sides of the courtroom ;-)

Update (Nov., 2014): passed the bar on the first try and have been practicing law for about two years. It’s a great profession and very challenging. I wish I had done this years ago.