In the long cold morning outside the San Jose courthouse, I vended Elizabeth Holmes costumes out of a suitcase for anyone in the trial line. ImageA sign that says “black tur...
NYT’s @erinkwoo wrote about it in the live court update. I’m not a Holmes supporter and I’m making fun of the lookalike Holmies. I find Elizabeth’s persona fascinating though and wanted to watch the trial in person—and have fun in the long line.

nytimes.com/live/2021/11/2…
Today I learned: you can’t “sell merch” on federal property.
I had to stash my suitcase, but I still have a wig and turtleneck in my backpack. If you’re here, we can do a deal at the corner Starbucks during a break later.
Also, I’M IN THE COURTHOUSE. Today is the 3rd day Holmes herself is testifying with her defense attorney. Being in the physical room is v cool. Observing everyone’s mannerisms. Moments of quiet, then furious typing. Email attachments on tv screens with text too small to read.
It’s insane witnessing reporters of the Holmes trial work so hard to distill this in real time.
People are asking me what Holmes was like today. The testimony was spectacularly dull. I thought I'd see a raw, nervous person, considering the gravity of her potential sentence. But she's in character. At times, sounding like a TED Talk. I wonder if she'd be into the cosplay
Instead of making a healthcare startup, Holmes could have made friends and played DnD or something

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