Originalmente publicado en Gigaom:
I can’t even remember how many times in the past I have chuckled at the idea of a blimp/balloon-based internet. I guess it was because those ideas were promoted by companies that sounded a bit flim-flammy or sometimes, just plain nuts.
Of course, now we might have to take this whole balloon-based broadband thing seriously — Google (s GOOG) is putting a lot of money, time and effort behind it. In a blog post, the company announced Project Loon: