Like the classic pioneering diddlers
who put a creative spin on Yankee ingenuity, the Fields manipulator kept on the move.
The South-West has the biggest diddlers
with dishonest punters twice as likely to put in dodgy expenses claims and fiddle their taxes as those in the South-East.
Infotech also makes us vulnerable to information abuse from "hackers, diddlers
, and spoofers," as well as from criminals who introduce hazards and high costs into the systems.
These are taken from the book Computer Viruses, Worms, Data Diddlers
, Killer Programs, and Other Threats to Your System by John McAfee.
I have often reflected on post-WWII days when the previous day's Liverpool ECHO was the most important commodity any family could have - and not just for favourite features and classic cartoon strips like the Back Entry Diddlers
and Curly Wee.