Modern technology is a wonderful thing .Where would we be without it when it comes to Wirralgate and those eye-watering recordings – having said that we would have thought from the deluge of information we’ve seen about the ISUS/BIG/Working Neighbourhoods whistle-blow that it wouldn’t take the unlocking of a Nokia phone to identify serious causes for concern (even for those highly paid executives for whom Excel spreadsheets remain an eternal mystery)
However there are times when we do wonder whether modern technology is always put to useful purpose. For example , a sourcein the know tells us about the odd goings on at Wirral Council Solar Campus site on Leasowe Rd , and informs us that in the entrance hall there is a flat screen TV which runs looped images of what is happening in the offices.
If so – can it be true that it costs £8,000 per year to rent this system and if so what essential,enthralling images do they capture ?- the arguments over who’s turn it is to do the tea run ? ensuring that staff are not wasting precious resources photocopying their backsides ?