Ban WiFi in Public Areas?
Posted by Ryan on May 25, 2008
That’s just what a Santa Fe group wants: the ban of WiFi service in public facilities like the library, city hall, and eventually stores. They claim that since some people have real allergies to certain electrical fields (“electro-smog”), like those emitted by WiFi and cellphones, keeping WiFi in public areas risks discrimination in a way that violates of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
I empathize for those people with those allergies, but I have WiFi and I love it, like my cellphone. Should I get permission to stay home from work everyday there’s tree pollen in the spring, which I happen to have some allergies toward? I know that trees can’t help it, but my boss can! Is he discriminating against me because I have to work while sneezing, rubbing watery eyes, and teaching through a hoarse voice?
No. I have to cope, take allergy meds on the bad days, suck it up, and continue to be a cog in the wheels of American capitalism. These folks should be targeting doctors to find meds and cures which allow them to take part in life, not minimize life for everyone else, claiming discrimination. Do these folks work for the Obama campaign? They’d fit right in.
Pic from WiseWiFi.net.