This week I attended LeWeb London, a two-day affair described as "Europe's leading Internet conference on innovation and entrepeneurship"
For the most part, the conference was great, an amazing opportunity to meet amazing people, either already established in the industry or just getting started in it. I had no specific agenda there (wasn't pitching or shopping for anything) but I got to talk to a couple dozen new people, all of whom were very polite.
The topic of the conference seemed to be the "sharing economy", a term I've grown to hate during the first day of the conference simply because of the number of times it was said out loud. It reminded me of all the buzzwords that came before it. The talks themselves were fun and interesting, just the term kept sounding worse and worse, emptier and emptier, every time someone said it.
The closing talk of the day on Wednesday was "10 reasons why the sharing economy is bollocks" by Milo Yiannopoulos, who was introduced as a journalist. He ca