Wired reports that London is on its way – once again? – to becoming a new media giant.
Or rather, a "new media" giant.
"London 2.0" they're calling it. We don't know who "they" are, but that's what they're calling it. Probably some group called "Special Action Committee To Get People To Start Using The Expression 'London 2.0'" (SACGPSUEL).
And with the Future of Web Apps conference going on this week (FOWA) at the Kensington Conference Centre, there's no time like the present to practice saying "London 2.0" and pretending you know what the future of the Internet is.
Actually, Londonist is already using the much hipper "L20", because "London 2.0" may be out of date by April. So start practicing saying "L20" this weekend and have it in your pocket in case you need it.
In other technology news:
A friend recently moved into a new London flat. It took him, literally, two months to get his Internet service hooked up - and that was with the phone help of highly trained tech-support staff based in Sophia.
You see, it wasn't really the phone company's fault…well, it was kind of…they tried to fix a faulty line…but these things take time…and then, well, they made a mistake and then…but also the ISP sent a faulty modem too, so…but they didn't really want to replace it too quickly…because...a report had to be…and well…it's hard to explain…they really tried…and…
Anyway, that's off the subject.
We're sure London 2.0 is going to be great!