Wanker Nathan Barley types like that don't deserve electricity.
Web 2.0 consultants and SEO specialists residing in the increasingly crowded hub of London's social media universe were left without electricity in Hoxton yesterday. The outage was the second power cut to have hit residents who occupy offices near the so-called Silicon Roundabout, which is serviced by the area's new leccy …
Ummm....hate to be the pedant here but most types of wanking don't /require/ electricity.
Perhaps you meant: Wanker Nathan Barley types like that require large doeses of electricity. Ideally, delivered via damp sponges.
okay, okay..I'm leaving...
(who's this Barley character anyway?)
UKPN aren't actually a new company, just a slight renaming of some of EDF's old haunts. Their website is just EDF's with a new logo and some photoshopped logos on the vans. God knows why they've made this change, could it be to remove the French connection?
Anyway, UKPN are just as bad as EDF were, we've had 10 powercuts in 12 months, so I don't hold out much hope for these people getting their supplies back any time soon.
We should be celebrating the ability of these companies to attract VC and even generate profits.
Where there are independently wealthy trust fund kiddies dabbling in trendy nonsense, they deserve to be skewered but there are far more of those types draining oxygen out of the talent pool through internships all across the city.
Name dropping Nathan Barley is a tired cliche that was already pretty old when the tv series came out five years ago.
"We should be celebrating the ability of these companies to attract VC and even generate profits."
Most of them only generate a profit because stupid managers insist on commissioning SEO studies every couple of months. The manager's techies then waste weeks on implementing half-baked recommendations from the studies, thereby losing valuable development time. This loss of development time causes the managers to panic, and commission more SEO studies in the vain hope that they can improve site traffic - when they actually need new features and content to keep visitors on the site.
Plus too many of these Hoxtonite SEO types suggest ways to get a site up Google's ranking, without considering whether the search finds relevant results. When the user clicks through to find they've been had, they then bugger off ...
Conclusion: more power outages in the Hoxton area can only improve productivity for the rest of us.
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