Sign of the Times

This, or something like it, seems to be the most popular new sign in London:


I don't know if it is clear from this picture, but I counted 7 cameras on this building in about a 50 40 yard stretch (just above the first floor windows, click to enlarge):



  1. Ken:

    Awesome. Please keep documenting this. Also, if you see any of those awesome anti-terrorism please-turn-in-your-neighbor signs, please blog those.

    Have fun.

  2. Nate:

    Welcome to the Ring of Steel. Don't you feel safer?

  3. smurfy:

    Watch out, you may or may not be allowed to photograph that site.

  4. Elliot:

    The signs in "Brazil" said
    -Don't suspect a friend. Report him!-
    But who is watching the people who are watching the people who are ...


  5. Andrew:

    I'd be careful about taking pictures...

  6. Michael:

    England is a country that believes in unarmed law enforcement. I'd choose to hide behind a monitor too.

  7. Andrew:

    "It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself—anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face ... was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime ..."

    -- George Orwell in "1984"

  8. Richard:

    Welcome to England.It has been said that what America does today, England will do tomorrow. Not so. Take a good hard look at us Coyote, this is what you will be having tomorrow. Cameras everywhere, speed cameras for revenue, not safety. And do not photograph a policeman under any circumstances. Andrew has it spot on!