Monday, 18 April 2016
The Greatest City in the World
A Toronto Hydro worker installs a wireless hub device at a street light in 2006 for the OneZone project. The Wi-Fi service was initially free, but once subscribers had to pay $30 a month for the service, or $10 a day, or $5 an hour, demand dropped off.
Don't confuse greatest with best, although they are not mutually exclusive. For the record Vienna Austria is the best city in the world. Sometimes New York cities Dutch heritage leaks through the cracks in the sidewalks leaving diamonds behind. This experiment in free public gigabyte speed wifi is a treasure for the world to covet. Well done New York City. Oh yeah Toronto was, was being the operative word, a decade ahead before it fell into the same old traps. Every good idea that fails is not necessarily the fault of the idea.