Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wifi - Er gaat niets boven Groningen...

Groningen was to become one of the first cities in the world with free wireless internet throughout the city. But the implementation of the wireless network was (too) complex, got delayed and now the project is finally cancelled. And just today (to be even more specific: this afternoon at half past two) 22 years ago, the Netherlands were connected to the Internet as the second country in the world (after the USA). Thanks to Piet Beertema, system administrator of CWI (with this name undoubtedly with roots from Groningen), whose good international contacts played an important role. Two years earlier he registered the first country code: .nl
So you see: " gaat niets boven Groningen" - Groningen tops it all.

Thanks Bob and Josine for the daily news-updates!

1 comment:

Tony said...

There's a saying in the province of Ontario where there's a large Dutch community "if its not Dutch, its not much."

Tony :-)