Andrew Sinclair

March 2005

The 2006 US News Law School Rankings have been leaked. BU rises to number 20. I don't take the rankings that seriously, but it is nice to see my school climbing. I'm not that convinced of the 89.3% employed-at-graduation rate... more


Yahoo! Searches the Commons

+ (March 24, 2005)

Yahoo! offers a Creative Commons search attribute, allowing you to search for content by it's license. Embedding license information as metadata within documents and photographs is a simple enough idea, and machine-readable information really gets interesting when people finally start... more



+ (March 22, 2005)

amaztype is a neat, though strangely useless, interface to It uses amazon web services to layer a creative interface over amazon's massive rich database of products and their relationships. Musicplasma (now liveplasma) does the same thing, and you can... more


Triple Pundit

+ (March 21, 2005)

Nick Aster launches Triple Pundit: Business-focused news to for the triple bottom line: People, planet, and profit.... more


Cars at the MFA

+ (March 20, 2005)

Last week I checked out the latest exhibit at the MFA: Speed, Style, and Beauty: Cars from the Ralph Lauren Collection. The exhibit is heavily advertised around Boston, and there's no reason it won't be popular. First of all, people... more


The Hollywood Day

+ (March 19, 2005)

Before Sunrise High Noon Before Sunset Before Night Falls After the Sunset Midnight After Midnight... more


What's in Your Bag

+ (March 14, 2005)

Here's what's in my bag. What makes this interesting is not an individual bag, but the comparison of over 280 bags currently using the whatsinyourbag tag at Flickr. It's participatory art and anonymous bag snooping at once.... more


TypeKey Comments

+ (March 12, 2005)

I think comments are once again enabled. There were lots of problems with spammers and I tried to use the TypeKey service but apparently set it up incorrectly. It's working correctly now, so you can comment after creating a free... more

I just finished reading Malcom Gladwell's Blink, currently number one on the New York Times bestsellers nonfiction list. Gladwell's previous book, The Tipping Point, was a good read and Blink was almost as interesting. Blink looks at the human subconscious... more

My Note on potential FTC regulation of paid search engine listings [pdf] has finally been published. I wrote this two years ago, but due to snail pace publishing it is just now coming out. Technology moves faster than that, but... more