11 March 2012 - For millennium writings were on paper. For centuries the legal profession depended upon writings, referred to in the law as documents, as the key evidence to resolve disputes in a fair and just manner. Losey, Mathematical Formula for Justice Proves the Importance of ESI in Civil Litigation, Chapter 4 of Electronic Discovery (West 2010). Paper documents were well-known and mastered by every lawyer and judge who swore an oath to uphold the law.
This all changed in a historical blink of the eye. In just one generation documents have dematerialized and transformed into a dizzying array of digital media.
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