In an earlier post, I mentioned that starting this month the U.K. has abolished tax discs—little round things that go on the car to prove you’ve paid tax on it. This change was made possible by the infallibility of computers. So yesterday I opened the paper and, guess what? “The DVLA’s new vehicle tax website crashed yesterday owing to the large number of people trying to renew their tax online on the day that paper discs were abolished, with the system relying instead on digital records.”
I shouldn’t enjoy this so much. Really I shouldn’t.
And, of course, to prove I didn’t make this up I need a link.
DVLA, by the way, stands for Department of Vehicular Lunacy and Associatedmayhem.