Dictionary of Dutchness


The Personal Internet Page or PIP is the government’s latest attempt to go digital. The idea is for all citizens to have their own government website which they can use to do anything from filling in tax returns to applying for a tree-chopping licence. Sounds great. But experts have pointed out that digital technology is only as good as the humans behind it… as the debacle with 430,000 lost digital tax forms in 2008 shows.

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