Sometimes the web can take you on a strange journey.
This letter from Mark Serwotka, the General Secretary of the PCS Union about creeping privatisation happened to mention OS as a potential candidate for a governemnt sell off along with Land Registry, Met Office and Hydrographic Office. Nothing new there really as the possibility has been touted in the FT and elsewhere.
The letter was in response to an article entitled “We are outsourcing the future, to be built by Thatcher and Philip K Dick” and that in turn offered a link to the Guardian’s biography of my life long scifi hero
So there you go from OS to PK Dick in just 3 clicks