The questioner clarified the original question with: “Will a majority of attorneys ever use an aggregator as a primary means for collecting information?”
Let me answer this one by telling a little story. In the fall of 2003, I wrote an article called “Beating Information Overload with News Aggregators.” The article initially appeared in the ABA’s Law Practice Management magazine and other places as well.
It’s probably my best effort at explaining, in very practical terms, what the benefits of RSS and news aggregators are to lawyers and others.
Here’s the punch line: I thought the world would change because of my article and lawyers would flock to using RSS and news aggregators.
Lately, people seem to enjoy telling me that I’m still a year or two ahead of the curve on the use of RSS in law.
So, I’m not sure that I’m the best person to answer this question. If I have anything to do with it, the answer will be yes. I think it may take a lot longer than I initially thought.
I look back at that article from time to time. I consider it one of my best articles. I wish it would have had the impact I thought it might have.
We’ll all just have to get the word out about the benefits. Or, perhaps better, take advantage of the benefits and make others curious about the edge we are gaining.
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