We hear things retrospectively when we have understood them - Marcel Proust
That bit when the Home Office "Head of Security" tells her to switch off the Dan Dare ray-gun made from saucepan lids. I don't know whether it makes me happy, or scared.
Funny but serious too.From the days of the Morse telegraph onwards the telecoms industry has had monitoring built in to the technology and the culture - just the way it is. Now any and every electronic device can be monitored by very clever people. But quis custodiet? For 'security' is still run on the Francis Walsingham business model - a creature of the elite designed to protect the elite. I think this business model needs to change because it is we the public who are on the receiving end not only of (rare) bombs and bullets but also of the (frequent) lies and foolishness and worse from our own elite.Too much is hidden under the phoney cloak of 'security' and BTW, we pick up the tab.
Lost, lost, lost as the minstrel said. A couple of days ago we ordered something by phone with the web site up on page. Five minutes later looking at the online local newspaper up pops an ad' for that web site. It is not a major one indeed a small minority supplier of specialist food.
Sam - both I'd say. Happy now but scared for the future.Roger - I agree and the possibilities are grim. How we vote for change I've no idea, because it isn't on offer.Demetrius - I notice that kind of thing too. Even casual web searches create linked ads all over the place.
Another of these "social experiments in the street". Sigh.
James - a parody I'd call it, not an experiment.
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