07 December 2006

radical Orwellian transparency





This is one of the funniest things I have seen on the web. Ever. It's funny because it's true. Or will be soon.

(Courtesy Iain Dale.)





Of course, the real nightmare of ID cards and the whole Big Brother database issue is not so much the intrusiveness, as the almost certain possibility that they'll get their information wrong some of the time and end up persecuting innocent people. The government's track record on IT projects is not good, to say the least.