Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Aaro connects dot 1 to dot 1

Aaro, on privacy, after two weeks' worth of columns pushing the very opposite line:

The implications are unpleasant. Such an outcome would mean that there was an organised scam, probably involving one or more public servants, based on the calculation that there existed a lucrative market for this kind of stolen information

Well yes, Dave. Now, does this possibility of corrupt public servants, connect up at all in any way to your desire to see a central government database with all of our DNA on it, or for anti-terrorist surveillance powers to be available to every local government officer in Britain who wants to check up on primary school applications?

Nope, the lesson learned is that we the plebs must get rid of our rotten prurience about the morals of our betters. Und so weiter.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Marc Mulholland said...

Sez, Aaro, "our stinking prurience has bought the subornation of public servants"

Poor public servants - if only they had a nicer public to serve.

4/01/2009 01:01:00 PM  
Blogger FlyingRodent said...

Well, there's always some excuse for why the goose and the gander deserve different sauces.

BTW, I notice that Morgan Tsvangirai manages to pen a reasoned Times Op-Ed today without bitterly carping about nasty South African government officials or that lazy old git Mandela, which might come as a bit of a shock to certain Watchees.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article6011154.ece

4/01/2009 01:24:00 PM  

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