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The year was 2003. George W. Bush had just launched the first preemptive war in U. S. history; the Supreme Court decisively upheld the right of affirmative action in higher education in the landmark decision Gratz v. Bollinger and Britney Spears held the distinction as the most–searched person on Google. The 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure acknowledging the existence of e-discovery had yet to be adopted; the six Qualcomm attorneys slept peacefully and sanction-free and the only time anyone heard of anything sounding like “terabyte” or “petabyte” was when watching re-runs of “The Flintstones.”.