I visited a website last night.
I had a good poke around.
Or rather I tried to because the fucking thing kept going around in circles. I kept going into blind alleys where I couldn’t get back out again. At one stage I clicked on a picture and bits started sliding all over the screen while a little shamrock insisted on redrawing itself endlessly.
I tried testing it to see if there were errors in its code. There were.
I tried it out for speed. I wasn’t impressed.
So why was I so interested in this website, you ask?
The reason is simple. I wanted to see where my money had gone.
Yes. I paid for that site. And so did every other Irish person, because it came out of gubmint coffers.
And how much did this website cost?
Two and a half fucking million yoyos.
And they spent another HALF A MILLION buying the domain name off the Irish Times.
How can anyone justify spending that kind of money especially when times are hard?
How can any company justify charging that amount?
And to add insult to injury, that company isn’t even Irish?
Will someone please tell my why that site was worth three million?