When I go to California I am reminded that there is still some room in the world. People on the West Coast like to create absences and see who fills them. In New York, someone always wants to be standing where you are standing. Or to put it another way, the Bay makes the boxes and New York fills them in.
So what are we doing in London?
It's not a city of absences, nor is it one of box filling or, indeed, ticking.
But there's a humanity to the creativity here that I see the West Coast struggle with.
Could culture and technology make more comfortable bedfellows in London?