Blog Network

About The Bloggers


Government Bans Computers... for Lawmakers

This story isn't directly related to the law, but it's so funny, I couldn't resist a post. Seems that the Parliament in Bhutan has banned its members from bringing laptops to work --  to stop them from playing computer games! Said National Assembly Speaker Nima Tshering, quoted in the article:

[L]aptops were turning out to be a "big distraction" during sessions. "I have seen many of our lawmakers playing computer games when others are debating serious issues," Mr Tshering said.

I don't recall ever having seen members of Congress playing computer games on their laptops -- though perhaps C-Span is a deterrent. What about you, readers? Ever caught a judge playing a video game during an argument or trial?  Send us any interesting stories below in the comments.

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on July 1, 2008 at 05:00 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)


About ALM  |  About  |  Customer Support  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms & Conditions