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Also from a position of profound ignorance, is this similar to the basis of the late lamented Corel InfoCentral, which effectively had nodes and connections. For example, you might have records for people with personal info, and for companies with company info and the connection between them might be the person's position and their work related numbers. A person could be connected to more than one company (e.g. somewhere they used to work, or the agent for their area). You could add your own types of entry both for the nodes and the connections, so it was very flexible (I used to track items that could be reused by different companies), although it was somewhat OTT for a simple contacts database.
It sounds as though there may be tools to create something similar - any recommendations?
As mentioned elsewhere there only seem to be references to the article (see also
http://www.globalresearch.ca/intelligence-led-surveillance-and-britains-police-state-the-manufacture-of-mass-surveillance-by-consent/5354494). I think it's the same Steve Connor who is now Science Editor of the Independent. He also has done articles with Duncan Campbell.
God, it's been a long time since what I think was the first ANPR test on the Watery Lane overbridge just north of junction 5 on the M1. I remember going to have a peer through the window of the Portakabin just down the hill at the Prime minicomputer running the system. Mid 70s if I recall correctly. New Scientist had an article at the time which raised some questions about the privacy implications.
Edit: I see the article was 12th January 1984 by Steve Connor, so my memory was only a decade out!
Too late, Microsoft Live has some very clear bird's eye view of Broughton Village:
Interesting parking (see top left) ...
That wasn't as hard as I thought it might be!