What’s a Website?

From the Herald:

LONDON – A British judge admitted today he was struggling to cope with basic terms like “website” in the trial of three men accused of inciting terrorism via the internet.

Judge Peter Openshaw broke into the questioning of a witness about a Web forum used by alleged Islamist radicals.

“The trouble is I don’t understand the language. I don’t really understand what a website is,” he told a London court during the trial of three men charged under anti-terrorism laws.

Prosecutor Mark Ellison briefly set aside his questioning to explain the terms “website” and “forum”. An exchange followed in which the judge acknowledged: “I haven’t quite grasped the concepts.”

I can accept that older members of society don’t understand the internet.

However, it’s completely unacceptable that a Judge who is judging a case involving the Internet does not. I would have thought that would be basic preparation.

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