I ended up cycling on one of the new Cycle Superhighways last weekend. I’m not really convinced of how useful they actually are.
You know those tick boxes on websites? The ones that you just have to click that say something like ‘I have read and understood the terms and conditions’? It turns out that they’re a load of old rubbish.
The protocol used to enable secure shopping and banking on the internet can also be used to restrict your freedom to choose the hardware and software you use to connect. In fact, it’s already happening.
Earlier this year, on 16th March 2010, Greenland Pier was precipitately and unexpectedly closed to passengers, inconveniencing Rotherhithe residents who rely on the Thames Clipper service to get to work.