Yesterday’s BloggerCon felt at times like a revival meeting, preaching blogs as the Internet’s second coming, if not humanity’s salvation. Yet I could not escape the irony of the place. Amid fiery talk of blogs cracking the matrix, of blogs as the second superpower, of blogs breaking down social, political and cultural barriers, the temple in which we worshipped was none other than Harvard Law School — that most steadfast bulwark of established law and old-school power. Even lunch was in a room named Ropes & Gray, Boston’s whitest-shoe law firm.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.