Stubborn vs. Stupid Redux
Sometimes, I wonder how a whole bunch of people with advanced degrees can be so darn obtuse, with the result that a lot of time and money is wasted. I blogged on State v. Dingman, 149 Wash.App. 648, 202 P.3d 388 (Washington Court of Appeals 2009) in March in what I regarded as one of my better posts of the year. I'd forgotten all about it until I saw a blog post about the same case featured on today's Law Technology News website.
The featured post was from law professor Susan Brenner's CYB3RCRIM3 blog (that's leet-speak for cybercrime, of course). Professor Brenner offers no comment about the Dingman decision except to say, "I could have entitled this post 'battling computer forensic software programs.'” With respect to the professor, whose blog is a useful and interesting read, professionals in the computer forensics arena are as likely to refer to Ghost as a "computer forensic software program" as the American Medical Association is to call the game Operation a "surgical training simulator."
Read Professor Brenner's post, but please read mine, too. If you don't, it's hard to fully appreciate just how deeply embedded were heads in hinds in the Dingman matter. Shame redux.