It was an uncharacteristically sunny day for that spring. Much of the rest of that spring I had been pulling out the trench coat for the 50 degree rainy weather. But that day I had my jacket over my shoulder, sleeves rolled up, shoes in hand and a smile on my face. Wandering slowly back from a convention on the promises of the wireless markup language (WML) to change the world, I couldnâ€™t help but appreciate the beauties of the blocks around Russell Square. Near the British Museum the area around Russell Square is one of my favorite parts of London. It also happens to be where I was living the spring of 2000 when I was working for a wireless data consulting firm and doing things like writing enterprise java applications to serve WML to peopleâ€™s cell phones.