Clever people

I am really early for my first meeting this morning and so am sitting in a Pret A Manger on Finsbury Square. I know I shouldn't be earwigging but it's hard not to listen to the group of men sitting at the table next to me. Essex lads from their accents, discussing what sound like office fit-outs.

Their conversation reminds me yet again of the amazing amount of expertise there is these days. Everything has become so much more sophisticated than even ten years ago and the possibilities to do things differently are endless.

It takes so many clever people to make things happen. Real things, things you can touch and pick up and use. It is so easy to get wrapped up in the online world and the world of technology with the cleverness that they represent, but it takes all sorts of clever people to maintain the world around us and we can so easily take them for granted.