Downtime by Law Misc.9/8/2000; 2:21:42 PM 'With almost embarrassing enthusiasm, the American judicial system has recently taken upon itself the task of spanking the Internet, hard and with relish. Each day seems to bring another decision designed to leave the technically savvy sputtering with rage. But as galling as the verdicts have been, the judiciary with every curt dismissal of every nerd-approved argument is doing the plugged-in set an enormous favor. Because if anybody needs a lesson in the way the real world works, it's the geeks.'Too true.I'd love to put money where my mouth is, but I don't have any. I run this site as what I figure is the best I can do.