From the comments on Wired News’ Hans Reiser article today:
but in all seriousness, the reason so many of us are motivated about this trial is because we can project ourselves into the defense seat. watching as 12 hopelessly irrational commoners convict us super-brights on nothing but a pool of circumstantial evidence. its a scary thought.
Working in the world of software development you see this kind of arrogance frequently.