Lawyers: Automating the Archives

Automation came to the law last week. A computer is now ready to take over the lawyer's plodding and tedious search through vast and ever-expanding archives to track down rulings that apply to the case at hand.

New York Lawyer Ellias Hoppenfeld was tired of cracking the books, and besides, automation promised to pay. Why not get every lawyer's mechanical research done once and for all and store the results in the sturdy, unfailing memories of computers? Assured by electronics experts that the concept was technically feasible, Hoppenfeld raised enough capital to...

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