Msg#: 3860200 posted 10:21 pm on Mar 2, 2009 (gmt 0)
Great idea. My first neighborhood had no library nearby, but a travelling Bookmobile would stop by from time to time, like Judy Sierra's "Wild About Books"... I remember visiting it as a kid just learning to read was like going to the candy store. I can imagine what's on a Google Bus would be magic to people viewing it with fresh eyes.
Msg#: 3860200 posted 1:41 pm on Mar 4, 2009 (gmt 0)
they did this in Korea years ago with imperceivable results.
When I searched for internet bus, I did get some reference of Korea. The very next day at a different conference, I met the Google guys and I clarified with them about India being the first to have such a bus. They did claim that India was the first country to have it, may be they were not aware of Korea.
Personally, I know how exciting it is. When I used to run such a campaign for Army families, it was just so much motivating. I say that it was just like adding a new dimension to their thoughts. They never thought Internet and Web is so powerful.
I was in Chennai last week and I was giving a demo of Ticket booking to some locals, they were just trilled with the results. They were really amazed with Google maps.
Any initiatives to help people realize the power of Internet and web is appreciated (even from the Google).