Even as someone working in this field, I sometimes have a hard time keeping track of the various companies and projects that are involved in the use of legal data. So, I decided to start accumulating a list (not-so-surprisingly titled “companies and projects”) among the other links in the right-hand column of this blog. If you don’t see something you think should be listed, just leave a comment.
I read a short article by Clive Thompson in the November 2011 issue of Wired magazine, entitled Why Johnny Can’t Search, which was about a College of Charleston business professor’s experiment that demonstrated how students aren’t assessing information sources on their own merit — they’re putting too much trust in Google search ranking. The article approached the subject from an education perspective and it has generated some interesting responses. However, the article made me think about the extent to which legal information systems aid professionals in assessing information.