Monday, March 05, 2007

The State Bar of California Leaps into the 21st Century

I'm sure they're quite proud of this, but the CA Bar has altered the procedures for those taking the BAR Exam on a laptop in July 2007: "Examination answers will not be copied to floppy disks. Floppy disk drives are not required for this examination."

Notwithstanding the fact that floppy disks haven't been available on mainstream notebooks for the last four or five years, and that floppy disk technology itself has been dead for at least seven or eight years, it seems that the CA Bar has discovered something called "The Internet" and that it allows people to send documents to other people!

Unfortunately, the exam will be administered using software from ExamSoft, which sucks and often causes more anxiety than the test itself. Good luck to Mac users.

Now, if we can only get the State Bar of California to let go of it's mimeograph machine . . .

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i'd rather buy an external floppy drive for 30 bucks than use examsoft. one step forward, two steps back.