December 26, 2011
Google Fiber inspires startups, tech and...poetry?
"'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Kansas City, not a data packet was moving, not even in Wyandotte County. The job postings were placed on CareerBuilder with care, in hope that Google's Fiber Project would remove KC's economic despair."
-- Paul Pauesick, KCK Board of Public Utilities IT director
Who would have thought that Google Fiber would inspire a bit of poetry from KCK's Board of Public Utilities IT director? We didn't think so either. But in honor of the holiday season, and the excitement building around Google Fiber, this gigabit-insider has written a few honest words about Kansas City's Google Fiber initiative...in his latest poem called "KCInternetXmas Miracle".
As the director of the Board of Public Utilities for KCK, Pauesick is one of the leaders in the Google Fiber initiative. Says the KCBJ, "BPU is a prominent player in the Google Fiber project because the company must go through the utility to gain access to certain rights-of-way in Wyandotte County as it lays fiber optic cable. BPU also is in talks with Google to support its smart grid, a high-tech overlay that works with utilities to collect valuable power use and other information from households."
According to the Kansas City Business Journal, Pauesick alludes to Google's hush-hush public relations approach to project details with lines describing an eager fiber-installing Google CEO, Larry Page, who ponders whether to share the project's progress with his friends on Google+.
The poem was published on FiberKC.biz, a "creative forum" for the Kansas City region's business, government and academic officials to drum up support for the Google project. Read the poem in its entirety (and perhaps have a good laugh) here.