I see that Gordon Brown has announced that everyone in the U of K will get their own personal web site that can use to do all their interaction with Government agencies, if only we have the goodness to re-elect him (correction, elect him).
Given this (or any other) government’s previous record in setting up IT systems, I cannot help but think that if anyone was stupid enough to try and set this up, it would be a total disaster.
This is leaving aside, of course, what about the security aspect? Does anyone really believe that anyone using such a system will not be the victim of clandestine monitoring, with spyware downloaded whenever you access the government sites? I can imagine a government led by Gordon Brown or any of his cronies monitoring every time a user of the system then logs onto a Conservative website. They will get an instant increase in their tax rate, or maybe an instant on-line fine. And as for the likes of Horrible Harriet Harperson and her Harpies monitoring a chap’s every visit to a naughty website, the mind boggles!
Still, not to worry! Any attempt to set such a system up will never work, the only problem being that it would cost a mind-numbing sum of money to find this out!