Our expert says:
Its known as the Abuse Excuse, and some unscrupulous laywers seem to encourage their clients to use it, and some unscrupulous or tragically naive shrinks may support it at times. There is some modest evidence that SOME few people who were abused when younger may in turn later in life act abusively towards others.
If this is certainly true in any case, then maybe the person should receive some therapy. But it NEVER EVER excuses harming other people, and courts should never take it seriously as a defense. They always do have a choice. Maybe at most its a bit more difficult to make, but always possible.
Anyhow, to all those suffering from an Edifice Complex and playing MY technology is bigger that YOUr technology, I am of course reading this on my Victorian steam-powered PC
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