In London for a meeting earlier this week and at a location I’d not been to before. Good opportunity, I thought, to try out the much-trumpeted and recently launched Street View from Google. Simply entered the post code and found the venue easily in Street View. Even better, I tracked the walk from the tube to the meeting. OK, a tad geeky but the test (and the proof) came when next day I walked out of the tube and, confidently, straight to the meeting  – as if I’d been there before. Both reassuring and kind of spooky.

I didn’t bump into Wally though, who had been placed in Street View as a clever marketing ploy and spotted only a day or two after the UK launch.