The history of London's Valley; Silicon Roundabout

[gigaom.com/europe/ho...](http://gigaom.com/europe/how-londons-silicon-roundabout-really-got-started/)

GigaOM has a nice timeline of the events that led to the creation of the name Silicon Roundabout. 

23 July 2008: I’m chatting in the office with (probably) Russell Davies, Ben Terrett and Matt Jones. We’re talking about the neighborhoods our friends work in in other cities, and I jokingly suggest that Old Street has become Silicon Roundabout. It feels very British, slightly awkward and a bit silly. I put it on Twitter.