Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Google Fiber review: Nobody knows what to do with the world’s fastest Internet service. - Slate Magazine

If you build it they will come (eventually...)
"And this gets to the fundamental problem with Google Fiber: It’s totally awesome, and totally unnecessary. During my time in Kansas City, I spoke to several local businesspeople, aspiring startup founders, and a few city boosters. They were all thrilled that Google had come to town, and the few who’d gotten access to the Google pipe said they really loved it. But I couldn’t find a single person who’d found a way to use Google Fiber to anywhere near its potential—or even a half or quarter of what it can do. It was even difficult to find people who could fully utilize Google Fiber in their imaginations. As hard as people tried, few could even think up ways to do something truly amazing with the world’s fastest Internet."
Google Fiber review: Nobody knows what to do with the world’s fastest Internet service. - Slate Magazine
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