CCTV vermin

September 29th, 2006

He leads me around the corner to Wardour Street. We enter a dark and dank warehouse and negotiate our way past men making a mighty din as they fill metal cages with brown boxes of consumer stuff. We take a lift – which stinks – two floors down to the sub-basement. There, we walk through sub terranean concrete corridors, past industrial-sized dustbins emitting odours of rotting food, towards a pristine wooden door that seems out of place in this sewer-like setting. Brown taps in a code, and we walk through.

Interesting critique of CCTV from the New Statesman with a few factoids:

I ‘knew’ this one: 12 number of people per CCTV camera in Britain

But this is quite astounding: 20 per cent of all the world’s CCTV cameras are in the UK

Also the Telegraph has a report that shows the non-effect of speed cameras on vehicle accidents.

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