CTD for November 13, 2005
With literally a day spent wandering along the south shore of Lake Superior and down through the middle of Wisconsin, I had a lot of time to think, experience, wonder and explore. Several of my musings were around internet connectivity that would need to cover A LOT of geography.
Lots of people (like George Gilder) are comparing-n-contrasting the U.S. broadband penetration with that of Korea, Japan or Singapore. Come on…South Korea alone is 70% the size of Wisconsin! Just as a point of comparison, South Korea has a land mass of 98,640 square kilometers and Wisconsin has 169,642! Isn’t it obvious why a tiny country like South Korea has ubiquitous (and fast) broadband and internet infrastructure? The US geography is so enormous — and population density a fraction of other countries — that the investments needed here are huge.
While driving for hours I thought, “Hey! I could grab my M-Audio Microtrack and record a podcast.” So I did. Hope you enjoy it.