Not Quite the Right Sort of Fruit

Written on June 20, 2010 – 3:13 pm by Ding

For a long time, I’ve realised that I need to have more fruit in my diet, so my brain registered that I should get an apple.

That’s the only way I can reconcile that my brain has allowed me to get an iPad…

This post has been composed and published whilst I sit on my bed. This is a novelty to me. More than anything else, I didn’t expect it to be so easy to write on the touchscreen keyboard thing. Admittedly, I wouldn’t want to write a novel on this thing, but it’s not bad at all.

I’m not a fan of apple, I’m not one of those fundamentalist Steve Jobs followers, and I abhor iTunes…..but my goodness, this is marvellous!

Quick Comment: ID cards and Facebook

Written on June 11, 2010 – 1:24 pm by Ding

 One of the first things that the new government in the UK have done is announce that they are scrapping the contentious ID card scheme that the old-new-labour government was trying to push for some unknown reason.

 This is great news:  The removal of a money sink that nobody really wanted and would not only be an infringement on civil liberties but would not work in the way that they wanted it to.

 A thought crossed my mind though, and maybe this just shows that I’m behind the curve, but maybe the reason they scrapped the scheme wasn’t to save money or to protect civil liberties, but just because the whole thing is entirely redundant with the popularity of Facebook.

Why spend time and money issuing everyone with an ID card and enforcing their constant possession of said item when people are quite happy to spend hours and hours of their spare time updating their own ID card in the form of their Facebook profile, including pictures of where they’ve gone on holiday and where they go out with friends, who they are associated with, what their world views are, dates of when they leave the country and return and in a lot of cases, actual physical addresses?

Private detectives have never had it so easy!