it didn't surprise me at all. what surprised me was the fact that were actually "techies" working for the supreme court. the problem really lies in the fact that many institutions in the government are still highly resistant to technology simply because they are not "aware" of or initiated in them. plus toss in the clear lack of sense in priorities, they'll have the most hostile place for techies.
it will take time before digital and computer technology will be an integral part of our government. there are signs around obviously but since nobody really takes it seriously in the judiciary, the slow pace of development will merely drag on.