"The report even included a quote from a mylifemyID member, Bill"
Lobby group No2ID have got their hands on the final report into MyLifeMyID.org - the supposedly independent collector of "young people's" views on ID cards. The documents reveal the site bought 50 million adverts on Facebook and other social network sites. These 50 million ads resulted in an awesome 537 people completing the …
About half the respondents came from Facebook etc. the rest were anti-ID Card protesters.
Generally the protesters failed to change the mind those who were already in favour of the card.
No-one wanted to pay for the card.
Most people though the driving licence did all the ID verifaction they needed.
Noone identified a unique selling point for the Card
Some people, after thinking about it, reckoned you didn't get much for your £30
People wanted reassurance about data security.
"Generally the protesters failed to change the mind those who were already in favour of the card."
I disagree, look at the survey numbers. Especially the biased-question government ones. It clearly shows people turned against the scheme once No2ID and others began explaining more about what a lifetime of data meant.
Oh great, another big waste of money but thankfully this lot are out of power, but that doesn't change the fact that the same manipulative tactics will be used over time by any government. Their own actions keep showing how they fail to understand their role as our government representatives is to represent us, (like they say they represent us when they want us to vote them into power!). So they are not to then spend large amounts of our money attempting to convince us to do what our government representatives want us to do! ... We say, they do, not the other way around. They work for us. We are not their slaves to be herded to do what they want. Yet that is exactly what their actions keep showing with their near endless attempts to dictate, lie, manipulate, force and generally fool us into doing what they want. :(
I may not be a very manly man, but I'm no lesbian. Indeed, females (regardless of orientation) are, still, sadly, a fair minority in tech circles [read El Reg's company info: Sarah, Kelly, Caroline and how many blokes?] so I can only surmise the wally that made that comment didn't bother to read much. Maybe it was a Friday article on which battery is best in a vibrator? Well, they might try again when Apple unveils their hit iWank and all us commentards get down to business (which, given the Jobsian control freakery fettishism, brings to mind some pretty scary mental images...).
I'm famous, I'm going to print out copies for all my friends.
For those complaining about the cost; please remember that I also managed to get 3 months entertainment out of it by winding up the moderators. Not as much fun as shouting at a minister, I'll grant you, but fun none the less.
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