|Some officers will lose their jobs, in a move |
completely unrelated to tablet computers
In fact, it appears likely that less expensive tablet computers are going to be issued only to a small number of officers on a trial basis. "At a time when 500 officers are about to be laid off," wrote one correspondent, "it is infuriating that Surrey Police are spending a sum of money that might be enough to save one of those jobs, if they're lucky."
"This clearly infringes upon our human right to get angry about wasteful public spending. I mean, if they'd decided to buy Blackberry Playbooks for £999 each, and given them to everyone on the payroll, the bill would have run at well over £3 million. As it stands, even if everyone gets one, it will probably cost less than a fifth of that. And that's not even taking into account bulk discounts."
"Don't even mention the possibility that the police will be purchasing these items instead of a different expensive piece of kit they're already spending money on. By which I mean, we're not going to mention it."
Surrey Police were unavailable for comment, but some information is believed to be found on their website.
"Their what?! They spend money on a website?! Unbelievable!"