My information came from a single source who declined to speak on the record. His main point was that though Horner had impressive credentials as a computer expert, he wasn't a licensed forensic investigator in a case that desperately needed one.
I never contacted Horner himself. It was strictly "type first, think later" journalism.
Bad Cringe, no more for you.
J. S. writes:
Robert, you really need to check your facts here about Herb Horner. He is hardly "little more than a guy who played with computers" (he operates a computer consulting firm) and was hardly "shredded on the stand" (most of his prospective testimony was barred by the trial judge).... Herb may not be as sophisticated in his knowledge as some of these very best in their field, but your characterization of him was entirely inappropriate, unfair, and way off-base.