Wednesday, June 27, 2007
WWWoefully Behind The Times
Judge Peter Openshaw, presiding over the trial of three alleged Islamist terrorists in London, England, interrupted the proceedings because he didn't understand a point the prosecutor made.
"The trouble is I don't understand the language," he said. "I don't really understand what a Web site is."
The point is critical, since the suspects allegedly used web sites to communicate terror plans. The patient prosecutor gave the judge an explanation, to which the judge replied, "I haven't quite grasped the concepts."
The Reuters dispatch notes that "the trial continues." (Reuters)
...Well yeah -- at this rate it could take years.