I almost made my way out to Wimbledon yesterday morning...by accident.
I was heading out to West London on the Underground to meet up with a colleague before heading on to IBM's Bedfont Lakes location for an all-day workshop.
And, well, let's just say I briefly got navigationally challenged for a moment there. But, I regrouped (and asked for directions...imagine that) and found my way to my car ride out to Bedfont.
(BTW, thanks very much again to the UK team for their gracious hospitality and great enthusiasm and interest in all things digital marketing. You all are welcome to come visit me in Texas anytime!)
Me, I've never actually been to Wimbledon, but I have watched it on the telly.
However, were I to go this year, I'd probably check out the really cool Google Android "G-Phone" application that uses geolocation tagging and GPS to get the informational lowdown as you walk around the grounds of Wimbledon.
Watch the video, as the application really defies description and it's much better to see it in action.
And of course, as always, you can check out the IBM-built Wimbledon Web site to keep track of all the action on (and off) the courts.
Good luck to Scotland tennis phenom Andy Murray, one of the few top-seeded British players left in the tournament.
And finally, back to my previous post about smarter cities, I must say, never having spent several days in a row in London, how impressed I am with the London Underground.
Having lived in NYC for several years, and having experienced subways and metros in numerous cities around the globe, I'm finding my way around the City of London quite nicely via the Tube (near-Wimbledon detour aside), thank you very much.
I think it may be at the top of the subway list (but I'll reserve judgment until I've experienced a few more subway lines).
Off to more meetings!