“We are quite small but there’s energy and new thinking and new technology here and it’s really happening,” he said.“We are not Silicon Valley in size, but maybe in dynamism we’re like it was 20 or 30 years ago.”
"Sad, isn't it? Anything good eventually gets "discovered" and then the trendies descend in hordes, impose their lifestyles, and then wonder what went wrong.” Do you agree with this Guardian reader?
Sunday's Observer piece on Lisbon as the potential new tech capital is now approaching 30, 000 shares. Next week’s Web Summit event has nearly 50, 000 attendees and costs a modest €1, 245 at the cheapest delegate rate. Clearly, something is going on here.
Do you agree with this article comment or should we freely enthuse about places we like? Has the fact that an article such as this had so much attention effectively 'spoilt' Lisbon and will the almost inevitable influx of 'trendies' as the commentator describes them take away the magic from the place? Or will it add to the city's vibrant allure as a tech centre? And what role will Brexit play in making it more or less attractive to itinerant Brits?