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Winston & Strawn's eDiscovery Review Center at their Washington, D.C. office. February 1, 2016. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL. Winston & Strawn’s Washington, D.C., office? Clearly not on my side. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/The National Law Journal

I have something perhaps shameful to admit. I’m a hyphen truther. For years, I’ve planted my flag staunchly in that side of an important debate that has ripped through legal technology for years: Do you spell e-discovery/eDiscovery with or without a hyphen? I’ve corrected articles to read “e-discovery,” have debated about how to capitalize it in headlines, and listened as my peers staunchly rebuked my hyphenated ways.

As it turns out, my preferred method may not be the industry’s at large. In an informal poll I conducted via email and Twitter in April, more than half (54%) of 53 respondents said that “eDiscovery” was their preferred way to spell the term, compared with just 19% for the hyphenated version. An additional 27% said that it doesn’t matter, because it’s all “discovery” anyway!

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Zach Warren

Zach Warren is the editor-in-chief of Legaltech News. Based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Zach has been with LTN since 2015. He can be reached at [email protected]

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