What others are saying about Brian Inkster and The Time Blawg (both good and bad – unusual to publish the bad ones in testimonials, but we see the bad as high endorsements given the sources in question)
IMO, Brian Inkster has one of the best perspectives in the world on the
#legal and #legaltech verticals.
Aron Solomon – Builder of Things at Mission Watch Company and Aron Brand
LegalTech’s Hunter S Thomson
Alex G Smith – iManage Product. Ex-Innovation at Reed Smith. Ex-Lexis product. “El Supremo” (🤦♀️)
Readers appreciate his distinctive style and ‘homely’ content.
George Beaton – Legal Services Industry Specialist at Beaton Global
Referring to readers of Dialogue on Remaking Law Firms which republishes selected posts from The Time Blawg
Lawyers’ use of social media is patchy. There are some, Brian Inkster for example, for whom being fluent online is as natural as breathing. But he is notable not just for his abilities and understanding of the medium, but because there are so few like him.
Stephen Gold – Consultant and Trusted Adviser to leading law firms
Writing in the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland
We like Brian Inkster’s The Time Blawg – lots of balanced commentary.
Lawtomated replying to Bob Ambrogi’s request on Twitter to name your favourite Legal Tech blog
Great work Brian. The inclusion of all the different perspectives is wonderful. That’s what a real open discussion should be about.
Nir Golan – General Counsel & Head of Global Legal Ops
As a blogger, you did a deeper dive into Atrium than any journalist.
Ron Friedmann – Chief Knowledge + Information Officer at LAC Group
Don’t be put off by its length because it’s so worthwhile. I’m speaking of Brian Inkster’s reflections on the British Legal Technology Forum 2023.
Charles Uniman – Legal Tech Startup Evangelist and Founder & Host of the Legal Tech StartUp Focus community
You are the wind beneath my wings.
An excellent, thoughtful blog post from the awesome Brian Inkster (The Time Blawg) who is always worth reading.
Joanna Goodman – Legal Technology Author and Journalist (2018)
Please leave me out of your blog.
Joanna Goodman – Legal Technology Author and Journalist (2019)
Have you thought about getting counselling The Time Blawg?
Richard Tromans – Legal Industrialist, Founder and Editor of Artificial Lawyer
Just do your “realist” sharing someplace else. Thank you.
Mitch Jackson – Metaverse Lawyer (2021)
I am done, even Decentraland is more fun than arguing with you.
Antti Innanen – CEO – Dot. Legal Design
The Time Blawg featured in Clocktimizer’s list of the best (and worst) legal tech blogs on offer.
The Time Blawg is a new one on our radar (thanks Alex [Smith]!). It came to our attention following a piece about the controversial outcome of the recent London Legal Hackathon. The piece itself was a great (and deservedly critical) look at the use of technology for technology’s sake. It is also indicative of what you can expect from the author, Brian Inkster. Namely, an irreverent look at the good, the bad and the ugly of legal tech.
What it’s good at: As we pointed out, Brian doesn’t pull any punches. This makes the blog wonderfully refreshing in that it will often point out unnecessary tech, poorly thought out concepts, or badly organised events. The blog is also skilled at bringing in real opinion from Linkedin or Twitter, to expand on or support arguments. It builds a first hand account of someone trying to find the best way to implement technology in the most appropriate way as a practicing lawyer. It helps that that person is also eminently capable of doing so.
What it’s bad at: Giving you a more top down look on the legal industry. As a personal blog, the focus is on topics and subjects that directly impact the author. As such, if you’re looking for a bigger look at the challenges facing, say, Big Law in the US, this is not the place for you. We also wish there was a more prominent tagging system, so we could select pieces on specific topics.