Gerry can

Gerry Wilson, the perfect civil servant who did not get where he is today by being anything else, took the opportunity of the TESS Higher Still conference this week (pages 4-5) to denounce the recent IT survey of school computing by the Scottish Parent Teacher Council.

"That's the most controversial series of remarks I've made since 1964, " said the head of the Scottish Office Education and Industry Department. Chronological note: in 1964, Wilson was a lad of 25. He was shortly promoted to head the private office of the minister of state in Labour's Scottish Office team. Perhaps further greatness awaits.

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