Wednesday, June 20, 2007

[The Chosun Ilbo, June 12 2007] Busan Is Turning Into a Total IT City

Yoshio Takahashi, a 60-year-old Japanese man visiting Busan with his wife, is pleasantly surprised on a city tour bus moving across Gwangahn Grand Bridge. He can buy bullet train tickets to Seoul by using an onboard laptop that connects to the wireless Internet even as the bus is moving at 70 km/h.

”Old” Busan, which marks 130 years this year since the port opened, is transforming itself into a new city with ubiquitous information technology. It started a U-City Project to become a ubiquitous IT-based city that makes such convenience possible.

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