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Chicago Plans Broadband, WiFi Investments In Public Parks And Tech Zones
2012-09-25 13:48:13

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A thriving tech community has sprouted up in Chicago´s River North neighborhood with several high-tech companies relocating, including Motorola, now part of Google, to Chicago´s storied Merchandise Mart. With the influx of techies to the area, Chicago´s Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to invest in broadband and WiFi infrastructure to new tech zones as well as to under-served areas throughout the city, reports Kevin Fitchard...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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