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Stupidity Goes to Ontario

August 16, 2010 8:21:08.391

It looks like WiFi is the next great gathering place of the "afraid of technology" crowd, and they've got a foothold in Ontario:

A group of central Ontario parents is demanding their children's schools turn off wireless internet before they head back to school next month, fearing the technology is making the kids sick.

Right..... and none of the WiFi signals these kids run into elsewhere (malls, coffee shops, various homes in their neighborhoods) affect them at all. It's just the magic one at school. Heck, as I sit here at my desk, my Mac is picking up two WiFi signals from two of the neighboring houses, never mind the hotspots I'm running. If I lived in a city, I might be picking up dozens - when I travel, it's not uncommon to have to pick out the hotel WiFi from a huge crowd. Then there are the mobile phone towers everywhere, and the TV and radio signals... and so on.

This kind of thing needs to be laughed at so that it doesn't gain traction - because there will be no end of difficulty if it does.

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posted by James Robertson

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