I don't like to duplicate the content on this blog but Walter's reply to my last post is too quotable to wallow in the depths of the comments section -
"Ireland has an abundance of geeks/talent but try getting geeks and rich-people together in the same room. Ok - it happened at the recent web2.0 event in the Helix but I didn't see much informal chatter between the two groups.
Irish VC thinks: "so that's what a geek looks like..."
Irish geek thinks: "so that's what a VC looks like..."
Geeks mixing amongst themselves is one thing - what we really need
is a particle collider to get Irish Geeks and Irish Rich people (god
knows there seems to be enough of them) to inhabit the same space for
more than a few hours."