"Serendipity" is the ancient name of Sri Lanka.
It also describes one of the chief delights of the web. On the Word site we started off a thread about how quickly the latest technological marvel is, once superseded, utterly forgotten.
This led somebody who posts under the name backwards7 to compose a brilliant pastiche of Van Morrison's "On Hyndford Street", looking back at the days of Rapidshare, "Skins" and "Mock The Week".
I was so inspired by this I got Barry McIlheney to recite it and put it on YouTube.
Why? Because it wasn't there, I suppose.