I’m on jury duty today (and tomorrow, and maybe even Monday, and all bets are off if I’m chosen for a jury!), and was dreading it. Walking to the criminal court building this morning, though, I remembered something awesome — my ISP’s major East Coast data center is a hop, skip, and jump away from the court, and now I’m sitting here on my lunch break in their client lounge (with free Starbucks, woohoo!).

Alas, though, I haven’t been called to sit on any voir dire panels yet, and the clerk (who may be the funniest man I’ve been in a room with in a long time) warned us that the court calendar has been a little slow these past few weeks. I’ve already finished one book, and after a quick bite of lunch, it’s off to Barnes & Noble to get another one.

Now, to figure out (a) if my ISP has wireless hubs here, and (b) if they reach all the way to the floor of the courthouse building that the jury room is on…


Were I live it’s a more humane “one day or one trial” system. If you’re not picked by the end of the first day, you’re outta there!

• Posted by: Jeff on Jun 13, 2002, 1:46 PM

We get at least two days, and sometimes three. And I wasn’t picked today — only thirty people, out of the two hundred or so that were there, were called for voir dire — so it’s back to the courthouse tomorrow morning.

• Posted by: Jason Levine on Jun 13, 2002, 5:37 PM

W00t! I’m free! I’m free!

• Posted by: Jason Levine on Jun 14, 2002, 2:02 PM
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