135 million people within a day's drive

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joh2001smile

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Chinese
Hi,
What does it mean exactly here? This is one of the location advantages of Canada's Technology Triangle. The previous advantage is "Proximate to 3 US/Canada border crossings (Windsor/Detroit, Niagara Falls, Sarnia/Port Huron)". I don't know if they are related.
 
  • panjandrum

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    English-Ireland (top end)
    How far is a day's drive?
    That depends on many things, so let's say it is X miles.
    Draw a big circle, radius X miles, centre in Canada's Technology Triangle. 135 million people live inside that big circle.

    It is probably not meant quite as literally as that :)
     

    se16teddy

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    English - England
    Does the author imply the residents live reasonably concentrated?
    I think the implication is that if you are trying to sell something, you don't have to go very far to reach a very large number of potential customers. The reference to border crossings means that there are lots of potential US customers as well as Canadian ones.

    As you say, the author is trying to argue that the population of that area is dense (and the roads are good); though I don't think this can be true by Beijing standards!
     
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