in propria persona) is a blog dedicated to the history of law and technology. It is written by me, Kristopher Nelson, a former software developer and systems administrator. I am now a JD/PhD student at UCSD focusing on the history of law and technology. I also consult with clients to assist with their technology, research, and training needs. (If you need advice or assistance on such matters, contact my firm for a free initial consultation.)

Please note that my posts are not legal advice. I am not your attorney. I am not licensed to practice in your jurisdiction. I am not soliciting your business as an attorney. Also note that I may provide affiliate links (to Amazon, for example) when discussing some products, but that I do not accept payments for specific posts. There may also be advertising of various kinds. These appear both to offset my hosting costs and to let me explore and understand various advertising platforms. I do not intentionally collect personally identifying information, but do collect aggregate statistics.

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