On Friday we went to a Harry Potter Midnight Magic party at the Uptown Tulane Campus. There I met Noah from Michigan, who was videoskyping on his MacBook Pro with his brother in Los Angeles. Our 3 minutes talk was an excellent exemplar of what I call “fast networking”: Facebook confirmation, iPhone presentation, blog introduction, useful information exchange. When leaving I took a shot of Noah scanning Pimm’s Architecture of the scientific web post (see second picture). Without the gadgets we might not have started to talk.