The Buro Happold partner’s digital life is 007-heaven, with international poker, gadgets, MI5 and private members’ clubs. He doesn’t care to discuss it online, though … Very hush-hush, you see
What’s your favourite bookmark?
I have a flat in Budapest and like to keep up with what’s happening there with this tongue-in-cheek news site (www.pestiside.hu). It’s a bit racy but it does list the coolest places in town.
What do you buy online?
I’m forever purchasing flights on the web and, while I walk to work and recycle at home, flights are definitely my carbon emissions black spot.
Do you read books online?
Call me old school, but I’m much happier reading a real paper book (currently The Final Detail by Harlan Coben). Reading something on a computer or Blackberry screen feels like I’m doing work.
What’s your favourite online meeting place?
I’m a member of the Hospital Club in Covent Garden (for film, media and other “creatives”) and it has a networking site (www.thehospitalclub.com).
What’s in your digital holster?
I’m another victim of the dreaded BlackBerry, which I also use as a phone (why don’t BlackBerry maps have a “you are here” locater?).
What’s your TV choice?
I’m working my way through every episode of Spooks. Recognising London buildings is fun – who’d have thought that the Masonic Hall in Holborn was actually the secret HQ of MI5?
Are you a blogger?
I have neither the time nor the inclination to write a blog. With so many unread blogs out there does the world really need another?
Where shall we play?
My only internet game activity is an occasional dabble in online poker at www.pokerstars.com – there’s something deeply nerdy and yet quite cool about playing against people all over the world. I’m also making a (very) little bit of money, which keeps the interest levels up.
What is most played on your iTunes?
Old Whore’s Diet by Rufus Wainwright – and, no, it doesn’t have any special meaning.
Andrew Best is a partner in Buro Happold