I had something else planned to write about this morning but then I saw this, from the Albuquerque, New Mexico KOB-TVwebsite:
Group wants Wi-Fi banned from public buildings
group in Santa Fe says the city is discriminating against them (Italics mine) because
they say that they're allergic to the wireless Internet signal (Italics mine again. Can you believe the words you are reading here?). And now
they want Wi-Fibanned from public buildings (Okay, I hear you. I'll stop now).
Arthur Firstenberg says he is highly sensitive to certain types of
electric fields, including wireless Internet and cell phones." I get chest pain and it doesn't go away right away," he said.
Firstenberg and dozens of other electro-sensitive people in Santa Fe
claim that putting up Wi-Fi in public places is a violation of the
Americans with Disabilities Act.
The city attorney is now checking to see if putting up Wi-Fi could be considered discrimination.
But City Councilor Ron Trujillo says the areas are already saturated with wireless Internet. "It's not 1692, it's 2008. Santa Fe needs to embrace this technology, it's not going away," Trujillo said. The city attorney hopes to have a legal recommendation by the end of the month.
Personal to Mr. Firstenberg: Get a dog. Or a hobby. Or something to do. Just leave the rest of us alone. Thank you.