Russell Brunelle (russellb) wrote,
Russell Brunelle

David Souter again...

Here is a great example of why I find this man so fascinating.

This is someone who doesn't use a computer (accomplishing all of his writing with a pen), has never used e-mail, doesn't own a cell phone, answering machine, or television, and at the time of his appointment to the Supreme Court apparently didn't know what "Diet Coke" was, or what the musical group "The Supremes" was.

Yet, his sophistication in this Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. v. Grokster,, dealing with the complex technological issues of internet file sharing, wouldn't have seemed out of place in a discussion amongst computing professionals.

This is the kind of thing which is inspiring to see in the judicial system: the ability to reason ably in areas far, far beyond one's personal experience.

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