A journalist covering legal issues asked me why Judge Alito hadn't demonstrated any expertise regarding technology during his confirmation hearings. Following is my answer.
I have worked on 22 cases as an expert witness because of my background in technology. I know nothing about the law. A good expert witness doesn't select his cases. They come to him so I have no bias as to why I worked on these 22 cases. The conclusion I have drawn from my experience is that cases relating to technology usually fall into one category - Who screwed whom. As an appeals court justice, it seems to me that Judge Alito would have been faced with more global issues than just Screwer v. Screwee, and that's why he wouldn't have much experience in technology issues. But what do I know about the law except that Professor Everberg awarded me an A in Commercial Law in 1957 at Boston University. In doing so, his integrity forced him to tell me that I wasn't always right, but he was impressed with my analysis and logic as I argued cases during exams. A sweet man he was because I looked at what was fair, not what was legal.