Hi! Do you remember blogs? Well, this used to be one. Now it just serves as an archive for my multiple Twitter accounts.
One prosecutor argued that my attorney should not be able to review the electronic evidence with me on a laptop computer, because I could somehow break into the Bureau of Prisons computers and release myself from custody, or write a virus/worm that would somehow leak out from the computer and wreak havoc upon the free world. I was astonished that the judge bought into these scenarios, even when my attorney pointed out the laptop did not have modem or network capability.
Just a few dozen years ago, judges could understand by themselves what was happening in a trial. Now we’re in a transition period, where most judges currently in place have grown in a siliconless world, and they have no other option than listening to the most convincing expert (or non-expert). We are living fascinating times. And it’s really not the best time to do anything even remotely illegal on your computer.
And I… have a blog. A publication space, under my own personal legal responsibility, where I write text I hardly even proof-read. I’ve got to be insane. Well, I am anyway.