This week at Talis, we unveiled a research project that I and others have been mulling over for 18 months, called Project Silkworm. Today we were top ranked on Technorati for the term Silkworm and have started the process described in detail in the Anatomy of Buzz. The team did a great job and when we showed our AJAX examples using our Web 2.0 based platform, the smiles and knowing recognition was palpable in our small audience. Our CTO did a great job documenting our intentions here, and we got some nice blog coverage here. Lots to do of course, but it is rewarding to see the efforts of many months hard work come to fruition. A day later I got levelled and 'hauled over the coals' by a longstanding customer (and rightly so) for not executing on the basics of customer management and communication. It is tough to stretch out when you can't yet rely on the business basics being in place. A lesson learned.