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My Love for What I Do: eDiscovery Love Story

It’s Valentine’s Day!  I hope you all have a special someone with which you can share Valentine’s Day.  As you can guess from the picture for this post, I do!  Regardless of that, I hope you all love what you do as much as I do.

Most people know me because of the blog, and you have to love eDiscovery to write about it every day.  I’ve always been a writer in my career, even when I started as a “Big 8” consultant years ago with Price Waterhouse (years before they became PwC).  Yes, it was that long ago.  Even back then, I wrote an article here or there.  I once wrote an article about CAR systems back in the mid-80s – Computer Assisted (microfilm) Retrieval (good luck finding that article today) – and it seemed like the wave of the future back then.  Our company wrote a program that interfaced with microfilm reader printers (does anybody remember those?) where you could search a database to identify documents you wanted to retrieve, then export out the document numbers into our program, which would identify the microfilm cartridge that the operator needed to load into the microfilm reader printer and, once loaded, the program would automatically advance to the selected pages and begin printing.  Then, the process would repeat for each additional microfilm cartridge in the document set.  It was really cool – when it worked right.  ;o)

Today, of course, I write (most) every day for this blog and, while it can sometimes be a bit of a burden, it also pays considerable personal benefits.  Before the blog, I would do a decent job of keeping up with industry trends – until I got really busy on a client project.  Then, I would let that industry research slide, unfortunately.  Now, because of the blog, I am forced to keep up with trends and that has paid considerable dividends in keeping me informed regarding trends in eDiscovery, cybersecurity and data privacy.  As Martha Stewart would say, “it’s a good thing.”

Believe it or not, however, the blog is only part of my job.  My “day job” is as VP of Products and Services with CloudNine, coordinating activities and roadmap for our LAW™, Concordance©, Explore™, and Review™ products (shameless plug warning!).  We just had a great summit meeting with our product team to talk about how to better manage feedback from customers to lead to product improvement.  We have a great team, which makes my job a lot easier!

I recognize that having a job that you truly love is a blessing and I feel truly blessed to love my job!

Of course, my true love is my wife Paige!  She’s the beautiful woman at the top of this blog and the love of my life.  I could write many descriptive blog posts just about her and why she’s so great, but this is an eDiscovery blog, so I’ll leave it to tell her in person today just how great she is and how much I love her.  :o)

So, what do you think?  Do you love eDiscovery?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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