A matched set about the social, political and economic realities of the digital age

This is a lovely matched set, because I know the New York Times editors would be horrified to realize that they’ve perfectly proved Bill Whittle’s point.  First, watch Bill Whittle, who is about 90% right.  (What he misses, I think, is that while consumerism is diffused amongst individuals, manufacturing, to be cost effective, still has to be concentrated in corporations.)

After you’ve watched the video, read this NYT article explaining how computers are cutting out lawyers when it comes to document processing in large cases.  I’ve worked on cases where we’ve used computers to speed document review.  In those cases, lawyers were still necessary for analysis.  I don’t know how much more time will pass before the computers can do it all.