from the keep-your-papers-in-your-pocket-please dept.
e9th writes "Despite a bump or two along the way, it seemed that compulsory ID cards were a done deal in the UK. Now, the Financial Times is reporting that the scheme has been shelved. Unfortunately, it seems that this was more a matter of convenience than of concern for citizens' privacy."
They are called computers simply because computation is the only significant
job that has so far been given to them.