I like Pan Shiyi’s blog. Full of thoughts. He is successful in real estate industry, and he is also advanced in IT.
In this blog entry: Notting Hill Famous for Film, and SOHU Famous for Intenet?, he was inspired by the raise of Notting Hill as a modern area in London. He thought about implementing Wireless network covering SOHO area in Beijing. SOHO (picture) is one of his master piece property.
I noticed there are always 40,000 people working or living in the SOHO area (according to Pan’s blog). It is a big number.
If they do it, it is not a big project in China – just to cover several office buildings.
Google wanted to cover the whole city of Mountain View with wireless. How about the population of Mount View? 72,000.
Of cause, Pan’s plan didn’t get proportional attention (50%?) from media as Google did. Even Taipei’s plan to put wireless network to the entire city (2 million people?) didn’t get higher attention than what Google got. What does it mean?