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Jury duty

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 by Dave Winer.

A picture named justice.gifI got called for jury duty in Oakland.  Permalink to this paragraph

They have wifi here but it's $5.95 per dayPermalink to this paragraph

Can you imagine, here we are doing our civic duty, taxpayers all of us, and they want us to pay to get online. It's a crime I tell you! Put me on a jury to decide this and I'll vote to convict. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

I served on a jury in 1996 and wrote up the experience.  Permalink to this paragraph

Update at 10AM: They called the first group, I was not in it. Is this good news or bad? (I'd rather not serve this time.) Permalink to this paragraph

Update at 10:30AM: I'm in the second group. Here we go. But we don't have to be here until 1PM. So now what? Oy. Permalink to this paragraph

Update at 10:45AM: All the group 3 people were excused. Envy. Permalink to this paragraph


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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 53, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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