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March 28, 2005 7:36 PM   Subscribe

Blogging it Live from outside SCOTUS and MGM vs. Grokster, it's NickD.
posted by malaprohibita (16 comments total)

 
First in line! Awesome, can't wait to see what happens tomorrow.
posted by mathowie at 8:28 PM on March 28, 2005


Nick is a good friend of mine. Just spoke to him on the phone.
Downtown DC has wireless all over, for free, so there are apparently a ton of people in line with laptops there. He just took off to get interviewed.

This seems like one of those great examples where news will hit the blogosphere faster than even the network outlets can get it.
posted by dum2007 at 8:42 PM on March 28, 2005


you go boy!
posted by moonbird at 8:48 PM on March 28, 2005


thanks, everybody, and thanks for the link! i hope to give pretty frequent updates, because it is definitely too cold to sleep. :p
posted by nickd at 9:00 PM on March 28, 2005


This seems like one of those great examples where news will hit the blogosphere faster than even the network outlets can get it.

Might also be a great example of why this seems to happen most often with news the network outlets don't care about.
posted by Jimbob at 9:00 PM on March 28, 2005


Might also be a great example of why this seems to happen most often with news the network outlets don't care about.

Hmm, there seems to be a lot of attention in the media given that this is just oral argument and there won't be a decision for months.

I don't want to derail with yet another comparison of "I don't think the media is paying enough attention to story X" that we get all the time here (see the school shooting story).
posted by thedevildancedlightly at 9:05 PM on March 28, 2005


ah, the cases that define our generation.

keep on hacking in the free world.
posted by virga at 9:06 PM on March 28, 2005


place your bets on the outcome of the case.
posted by pruner at 10:06 PM on March 28, 2005


I just returned from the Court. There were already well over 50 people there at 12:20 am. Based on my experience at Eldred (self link) and the 10 Commandments cases among others, I decided not to stick around only to be turned away in the morning. I would be far beyond shocked if more than 50 people from the line get in.

As Nick said on his page, it's a great environment though. I'm sorry to miss it. I did leave a plate of fresh-baked cookies for the folks staying.
posted by jewishbuddha at 10:26 PM on March 28, 2005


cool. I highly support this kind of direct at-the-source blogging of major events. (and yes, I think this is major. major enough, anyway.)
posted by blacklite at 1:25 AM on March 29, 2005



news will hit the blogosphere


just wait till the shit hits the fanosphere.
posted by quonsar at 5:41 AM on March 29, 2005


I just went over there, went to the head of the line, and asked for Nick. Apparently, though, the first group had already gone in. I got some pictures, though.
posted by MrMoonPie at 7:13 AM on March 29, 2005


ah, the cases that define our generation.

er, you mean generatiosphere, i'd guess.
posted by quonsar at 7:47 AM on March 29, 2005


actually, those pictures are teh funny. in my time, i've seen people massed on the supreme court steps to protest the legality of the vietnam war, the nixon tapes dispute, the abortion decisions, and numerous civil rights issues. "Save Betamax" and "Keep your hands off my iPod" just seem to be scraping the bottom of the, uh, shallowsphere.
posted by quonsar at 8:11 AM on March 29, 2005


Grokster doesn't steal music, people do!
posted by Captaintripps at 10:21 AM on March 29, 2005


I was reading about people who had camped out and browsing some photos with the article when I came across a familiar name - it's the DNA dude's grandson!
posted by PY at 6:44 PM on March 29, 2005


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