Ware said that the reduced demand, coupled with the government's "willingness to compensate Google" for up to eight days of its programmers' time, had convinced him to grant the Justice Department at least some of what it had requested.
Eight days? That must be a mistake. It might take eight days for the jobs to run to get the logs off of tape, but eight days of programmer time to set up the jobs? No way! Also, the actual code to pull the queries and either take the top 5,000 or some random 5,000 shouldn't take anywhere close to that.