Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Group wants Wi-Fi banned from public buildings

A group in Santa Fe says the city is discriminating against them because they say that they're allergic to the wireless Internet signal. And now they want Wi-Fi banned from public buildings.

(Via Boing Boing.)


intense said...

I'm allergic to people who display and claim psychosomatic symptoms to technologies that, in multiple studies, show no real correlation between wi-fi (or other radio emissions) and the hypothetical claim of "electrosensitivity."


It is incumbent on "electrosensitives" to prove their claims scientifically rather than merely assert them without proof via evidence and double-blind studies. To deny the vast majority of others access to useful technologies based on specious claims is neo-luddite, magical thinking, imho.

Anonymous said...

Why couldn't they start off by being sensitive to the directed ladar and radar guns used by the Highway Patrol? At least there you have more of an argument as somebody is beaming a fair amount of energy directly at you and there is some supporting evidence for increased cancer risk in long-term users of the dash-mounted radar guns.

For a while there the cops were buying Caprice Classics that had this gold-tinted reflective layer on the windshield only to discover that it was reflecting quite a bit of EM from the radar guns back into the cabin and cooking the officers ever so slowly.

Mac said...

Personally, I'll settle for removing loud, obnoxious cellphone users from public libraries.

Anonymous said...

In france wifi is only allowed indoors, by law iirc

intense said...

That's due to pressure put on French legislators by the notorious Conehead family of electrosensitive aliens of Remulak due to wi-fi interference with the pleasure they derive when using their senso-rings.

Darn those selfish, microcephalic French aliens! 8^}

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