A while back, I had a go at Mr Eugenides for pointing and laughing at "idiotic" experts, who then turned out to be completely right. Well, he's not alone: Jeremy Clarkson has recently come a cropper as well. It seems that, when data protection experts tell us that ill-intentioned people can use our bank details and address to steal our money, it's because ill-intentioned people can use our bank details and address to steal our money. Who would have guessed?
Impressively, Clarkson has admitted his error in this regard. What would be even better would be if he took it a step further and realised that people who know about stuff generally know more about that stuff than you do. Including, to pick an example at random, climate change scientists.