Daily Archives: 14 May 2008


I’m off to Basingstoke for three days on a course.

Basingstoke has more CCTV cameras per person than the biggest city in the US.

At least 250 CCTV cameras – one for every 625 residents – monitor daily life in Basingstoke.  New York, with a population of 8m, had an estimated 6,000 cameras in 2002 – one for every 1,333 residents.

If I’m going to be seen then I may as well look good.  I shall wear the green tie today methinks.


Filed under Reasons to be cheerful