Lawyers Included in 10 Best Tech Bloggers in Canada

On April 17, 2008 IT World Canada published “The 10 Best Technology Bloggers in Canada” a list compiled by ComputerWorld Canada editor Shane Schick [currently accessible; may require free registration later to view].

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Congratulations to Rob Hyndman of Hyndman Law for being included. Schick’s rationale for selecting him:

The Toronto-based lawyer works with both vendors and corporate enterprises to untangle the intricate contractual issues that come up in their relationships. His interest in IT is best expressed by a quote, attributed to Gregory Benford, that appears at the top of his home page: “Any technology distinguishable from magic is not sufficiently advanced.” Sometimes all he offers is a simple link and a dash of commentary, but his verdict is usually worth consideration, especially when he becomes the voice of the common user.

And congrats also to Michael Geist of the University of Ottawa. The rationale for including him:

Regular readers of ComputerWorld Canada will recognize Geist’s name, because the University of Ottawa professor is our national conscience on all things related to digital copyright, net neutrality, Internet governance and user-generated content. His groundbreaking series of blog posts, “30 Days of DRM,” offered the most comprehensive look at digital rights management we’ve seen in this country, and he has extended the discussion through Facebook and YouTube.

Both Hyndman and Geist, incidentally, tied for the 2007 CLawbies – Best Canadian Law Blog (or Blogger) Award.

The full Top 10 below the fold:

Mark Evans – Mark Evans Tech
Rob Hyndman – Rob Hyndman blog
Maggie Fox – Social Media Group
Mark H. Goldberg – Telecom Trends
Stephan Ibaraki – IT Manager Connection
Michael Geist – Michael Geist’s Blog
Alec Saunders – Saunderslog.com
Kate Trgovac – My Name is Kate
Jevon McDonald – StartupNorth
Various – IT World Canada blogs

The surprising lack of IT managers is explained thus:

There’s still a dearth of actual IT managers blogging about their role in Canada, perhaps because so many of them are too busy trying to manage their infrastructure and respond to business needs. Instead, it’s the marketing mavens, the vendor execs and members of the media past and present who fill in the content gap. And, surprisingly, some of them do a great job.

Who wasn’t included that you would like to see? Schick is taking comments at sschick@itworldcanada.com

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