Martha Lane Fox, the Government's newly appointed digital Tsar, has been given the task of getting as many people in the UK online by 2012.
Sounds worthy enough — until you realise that there are some folk in the British Isles who don't even have electricity in our so-called modern age.
Like John McCarter — the elderly gentleman in Downhill who has been told it will cost him £67,000 to get connected!
Maybe some of our MPs could dig deep in their pockets and start a whip-round.
Or, better still, perhaps the money could come from the cash they were forced to pay back from their fiddled expenses.
Then they could show us how sorry they really are.