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Author Topic: Topeka changes name to Google, gets Snubbed  (Read 496 times)

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Offline RemielTopic starter

Topeka changes name to Google, gets Snubbed
« on: April 01, 2011, 01:20:04 PM »
http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/web/03/30/google.kansas.city.broadband/index.html?iref=NS1

I don't know which is more telling: that Google is now so huge that actual municipalities are begging for its attention, or that life in Kansas is so boring that its capital city voted to do something like this.

Offline DudelRok

Re: Topeka changes name to Google, gets Snubbed
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 03:36:10 PM »
Wasn't that Google's April Fools joke for last year? They were Topeka last year. :p

Offline Yorubi

Re: Topeka changes name to Google, gets Snubbed
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 04:27:15 PM »
Wasn't that Google's April Fools joke for last year? They were Topeka last year. :p
^ I find it funny myself.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2011, 04:28:17 PM by Yorubi »

Offline Vekseid

Re: Topeka changes name to Google, gets Snubbed
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2011, 05:09:28 AM »
http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/web/03/30/google.kansas.city.broadband/index.html?iref=NS1

I don't know which is more telling: that Google is now so huge that actual municipalities are begging for its attention, or that life in Kansas is so boring that its capital city voted to do something like this.

The most telling thing is the reason cities have to beg for consumer gigabit broadband: artificial local monopolies and outright consumer fraud by current broadband providers. Google should never have to do this.