Hold on to your french fry-topped whatevers, Burghers, because no, I am actually NOT going to LOLcaption that picture with “Im in ur internetz, roulettin ur chat,” or “Im in ur interwebz, lookin at bewbs.”
Because, on this one, I’m on Lukey’s side. I’m so much on his side that he and I could skip arm in arm down the yellow brick road to Oz.
Google, who you know I love like a pierogi loves a cheesy-potato mixture, is looking for a few cities in which to lay some majorly awesome techy super duper fast Internet doohickey thingamabob, technically speaking.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said Wednesday that Pittsburgh would build on the pioneering legacy of George Westinghouse and Jonas Salk by luring a super-fast Internet system to the city, and he urged residents to help him make the case with Google.
Google, the Internet search engine, is seeking test cities for the ultra-high-speed broadband network it’s developing.
Mr. Ravenstahl said Google’s project could make the Internet 100 times faster than it is now, something that could transform education, health care, business and everyday life in a test city.
I want I want I want I want!
Google already has an office here filled with lots of adorable and hard workers with giant monitors and a dessert bar complete with huge chunks of chocolate. [sigh]
Where was I?
Pittsburgh is a pioneer in Internet connectivity for the people. Our airport gets regular raves on twitter for its free wifi and Pittsburgh was one of the first cities in America to offer free downtown wifi. We are all about the easy access to the surfing of the Intertubes. N’at. This is a natural next step.
Perhaps the most important thing is this: community support will play a role in the cities Google selects. Are you kidding me? Come on, Pittsburgh. We got this.
Community support is what we do. It’s who we are. It’s our people and our neighborhoods and our state of mind.
Community support is why the transplant floor at Children’s Hospital is going to be outfitted to the nines, as they say, with XBOXs and laptops and games and movies and love. Community support is what saved BRESMA.
So what we need to do to voice our community’s support is go to this website Pittsburgh Goes Google and scroll down and click one of the options. I chose to voice my support and here’s what I wrote:
Because Google already has built a relationship with Pittsburgh and has already made a long term commitment to the city. Because Pittsburgh and its people support this effort. Because Pittsburgh was, is, and always will be a pioneer.
It’s your turn now. Go on. Git. I’ll be here when you get back, probably asking Luke, “Brain or heart?”