Friday, June 27, 2014

The Tech-Savvy Supreme Court - NYTimes.com

A majority of the SCOTUS justices were perhaps studying technology instead of, e.g., democracy (tangent: there's still time to sign up for Mayday)...

"But when you examine the rulings, a different conclusion emerges. These were both wins for the industry, because they revealed something that should be quite gratifying for every technologist: The Supreme Court understands technology.

At a broad level, it understands the Internet and how the worldwide network has transformed our understanding of the law. More than that, the justices (aided, surely, by their Snapchatting clerks) seem to understand some of the deeper distinctions between various kinds of tech, distinctions that are vital to how we should regulate the gadgets now infiltrating our lives."
The Tech-Savvy Supreme Court - NYTimes.com
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