"I'm all for more government databases"

It’s not often anything to do with big government databases makes me smile but this comment to the IT Projects blog yesterday did…

“As an out of work database developer, I’m all for more government databases. But in view of entirely justifiable concerns over security and indeed civil liberties, I am prepared to take on any of these major government database projects, charge HM Treasury £161m, deliver nothing useful and walk away with my pockets bulging with cash from the taxpayer – enough for a modest Goodwin-style pension at least. And I guarantee that no data will ever be leaked or lost from my system, because it will never even get as far as being switched on. Bargain or what?”

Thank you to ChrisW.