You know, sometimes this blogging lark gets very tiring. You hear about something, think that it’s worth writing about, go through the thought process of putting together a post1, then you sit down to check some facts before writing it.
Sometimes, one of the sites that I check then goes and blows the point of the post out of the water, by being cleverer, more succinct, and reaching a much bigger audience.
Such was the case when I sat down this AM to put together a little piece on the wonderful news that the government is planning a massive birth-to-death record of all pupils. I was thinking a little about referencing data quality, data security and civil liberties arguments when I opened el Reg
Government wants every English child on ‘secure’ database
Cos they know all about ‘secure’ databases…
That’s the data quality/data security issues done, and if you’re worried about the civil liberties side of it, try reading The Englishman’s post Unique Learner Number
‘course, if I was that worried about people doing things better than me, I’d have given up long ago. It’s just that, on occasion, I think it’s better to point out others’ arguments, rather than just adding my profanity to the case.
1 – Yes, apparently some folk do think about things before writing them. What fools, eh?