I had occasion to watch the DVD of True Crime the other day, a 1999 movie starring Clint Eastwood (and others in a terrific cast too lengthy to list here, but that includes Isaiah Washington before his Grey’s Anatomy days and a fantastically understated Denis Leary). Because the movie is only 10 years old, a little more than the span of my tenure at LexisNexis, I was somewhat taken aback by the primitive technology that Eastwood’s character, a newspaper reporter, uses in his job. Sitting down at his desk, the reporter clicks a few keys on his computer keyboard, and up flashes a splash screen for LexisNexis Research Software (2.7 for Macintosh). To be accurate, the screen read “LEXIS-NEXIS” and it carried a green “Knowledge Burst” logo instead of the new and improved hyphenless, mixed-case trademark and red 3-D Knowledge Burst we are familiar with today. After a few seconds, the sounds of a telephone dialing can be heard, along with the familiar but increasingly nostalgic sound of a dial-up modem establishing a connection.