Shanghai is famous for the strong execution power of the government. I read about the eCommunity Center project on newspaper. It was reported that 400 eCommunity Center will be built in the recent 3 years to help people who do not use Internet to gain access to the Internet. 100 of such centers have been built and they offer FREE Internet access for all the community members. They are equipted with computers and staff to help people get online. This is a good idea.
I visited some eCommunity Center today. It was impressive.
Most eCommunity Center were located in very good residential areas like this:
Zhi Yin Community in western Shanghai
They are typically an empty room just like other residential apartments, but with computers. Here is the entrance:
Door of the eCommunity Center
The backdrop of the center with name and logo on it.
Entrance of the eCommunity Center
This center is relatively smaller, so they only have few computers in this room and will have some in the other.
Computers of the eCommunity Center
The other eCommunity Center was of shop functions that they can deliver the goods when people order online (but what I heard is 90% or more orders still comes from telephone).
Shelf of the eCommunity Shop 365
To be honest, I was really impressived by those information center – it is a big step to leverage the IT technology to change people’s life.