Vancouver More Techno-Savvy Than Toronto
West Vancouver, BC - March 9, 1995 - Vancouverites
appear to be more advanced and eager than Torontonians to establish
a significant presence on the information superhighway.
Although it has only one-half the population of the Ontario capital,
which is Canada's largest city, Vancouver has 38 sites on the
World Wide Web, compared with just 28 for Toronto. The difference
represents a lead for Vancouver of 36 per cent and even more on
a per capita basis.
The Web, a simple and effective way to retrieve text, colour
graphics, and sound, is the newest information service available
on the Internet. It has been credited with sparking the recent
explosive growth of the 'net.
A "Web site" is an information service, usually containing both
commercial and non-commercial information. It is accessible to
anyone with a computer and a modem.
Faximum Software of West Vancouver, BC recently became Vancouver's
38th Web site. The software developer also has the distinction
of being the first and only site on Vancouver's North Shore.
Faximum President George Pajari speculates that Vancouver's lead
in the Web site sweepstakes is owing to the number of small high-tech
companies located here. "To survive in today's competitive business
climate, a small company like ours has to be creative and aggressive,"
Pajari explains. "Toronto is full of large businesses which don't
see the need to adopt new technologies as quickly as the little
Faximum's Web site can be visited at http://www.faximum.com/
All statistics have been taken from the Second Edition of the
Canadian WWW Central Index as of February 24th.