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Snap Shot: M. Lynn Spruill

By Henri Frederic Amiel

Snap Shot: M. Lynn Spruill VITALS: Undergraduate: B.S., applied math, North Carolina State University. Graduate: M.B.A, Emory University. PhD, University of Michigan, Management Science. ROTC, Brigade Bugler.

CURRENT POST: Executive director of Stoel Rives L.L.P. Offices in Portland, Boise, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Washington, D.C. 330 attorneys, general practice in business law (with special strengths in corporate, energy and telecommunications).

BAR CIRCUIT: Immediate past president of the Association of Legal Administrators.

OFFICE TECHNOLOGY: Dell Optiplex GX110; Hewlett Packard Laser Jet 4050TN. Presently on Corel Corp.'s WordPerfect and GroupWise but in the middle of move to Microsoft Corp.'s Exchange and Word. Microsoft NT. We're fully wired with remote access, etc., and very dependent upon our tech environment.

FAVORITE GADGET: Plain vanilla Motorola Page Net pager.

LAPTOP: IBM 360.

HOME SYSTEM: Dell Dimension; Hewlett Packard Ink Jet 952c.

PDA: None, but I covet my wife's Palm Vx.

CELL PHONE: QualComm QCP-820.

FAVORITE NON-TECH MAGAZINES: Time, Sports Illustrated.

FAVORITE TV SHOW: BookNotes on C-SPAN.

LETTERMAN OR LENO: Neither, thank you.

INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER: AT&T.

CARS: Old Honda, Older Geo Metro for around town.

LAST BOOK READ: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, by Dave Eggers.

WATCH: Swiss Army knock-off.

WHERE WE WOULD FIND YOU ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Either napping alone or at the movies with my wife.

APPOINTMENT I NEVER MISS: Once I make them, I tend to keep them; but key ones relate to family first, and music second.

MOST IMPORTANT TECH TREND: Evolving remote access techiques.

FAVORITE BOOKMARKS: www.kentuckyconnect.com/kyhoops/, www.cnn.com

FAVORITE SEARCH ENGINE: Yahoo.

LAST VACATION: Cannon Beach, Ore.

FREQUENT FLIER MILES: Premier Executive, United Airlines; Silver Medallion, Delta Airlines; MVP, Alaska Airlines. Enough miles so that the gate agents know me by name.

FAVORITE QUOTE: "Life is short. We have not much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel the way with us. Oh be swift to love. Make haste to be kind."

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