Saturday, July 01, 2006

Revolutionary New York

In honor of July 4th, go online with Fraunces Tavern Museum to enjoy a quick and lively overview of New York City’s role in the birth of a new nation. Fraunces Tavern Museum of Colonial and Revolutionary New York, and the famous Fraunces Tavern Restaurant, where George Washington gave his farewell address to Continental Army officers in 1783, are also perfect landmarks to visit during this Independence Day weekend or later this summer. The Museum’s Web site also includes graphics, special events, links to other colonial-era landmarks and information about the New York Freedom Trail, and of course the story of the Tavern and Museum, which occupy the “oldest surviving structure in Manhattan,” built in 1719.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, June 29, 2006

The Fallacy Files

Logic is one of the attorney's stocks in trade. It follows, then, that an awareness of logical fallacies, fallacious arguments, and other logical lapses would be of value to those who are studying the law. The Fallacy Files collects common logical fallacies and lists them alphabetically, with links to definitions and discussions of the fallacy in question. If you never understood the difference between an argumentum ad hominem and an argumentum ad populum, then this is the site to visit.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Stupid Crimes & Misdemeanors

Stupid Crimes & Misdemeanors is a feature on the Court TV website with a weekly highlight. Most are somewhat funny and others are just sad. Several are naked (literally) although, in only one case was that the reason for the arrest. Maybe because it is Summer? In any event, if you do any criminal law work you will have your own stupid crime & misdemeanor stories to tell.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, June 26, 2006

Top 10 Things New Associates Should Know

Bobbi Cross, the director of research and information resources with Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis has written a wonderful article titled "Top 10 Things Law Librarians Want New Associates To Know". It is published on This is highly recommended reading for anybody planning on working in a law firm after law school.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Alternative Keyboard Gallery

Those who have been following my meanderings on the web are aware that I am fascinated by alternative keyboard design. Must be from my many hours spent observing the humans in the library. To my simple feline mind, there must be a more ergonomic way to facilitate the long hours spent typing notes, papers and searches. Take a look at this collection of Alternative Keyboards. It contains some of the most interesting ideas that I have seen to date. Let me know what you think!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat