I’m at school at the moment.
In WC1, hiding in between the Islington’s Lloyd, Wilmington and Granville Squares is Framfab LBi, Europe’s largest web agency, where I’m working now, in a building that used to be a school. And it actually feels like a school. The staircases, the rooms, the panelled headmaster’s study, the canteen, they are all frighteningly familiar.
But this is not the strangest thing about this place. I am shown to a desk and a computer, as normal, but in a room where the other people around me (many of them freelancers) are working on different projects. So none of us here actually knows anyone else in the room. No music, either. All you can here is keyboard-tapping, mouse-clicking and the occasional sigh. Now I know why people used to say that Londoners don’t know their neighbours!