News of the latest performance indicator. Archie Fleming, director of lifelong learning (what else?) at Strathclyde University, was telling the Brussels seminar on Scotland (page six) about his "later learning programme" for senior citizens. This apparently attracts 3,500 older people who, according to Stephanie Young, Glasgow's non-stop learning supremo, are now defined as the over-40s.
One of Fleming's over-40s, searching for a satisfaction rating about his later learning experience, was heard to say: "Well it sure beats daytime television."
To which Campbell Christie, chairman of Scotland Europa and a well-over 40, quickly replied: "Not much of a test."