A group of self-described "electro-sensitives" in New Mexico say they are being discriminated against because public buildings such as libraries have Wi-Fi in them, and they claim that WI-Fi make them sick.
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.
I wish someone would run a test on these electro-sensitive people by putting them in a room and then asking them to say when a Wi-Fi access point under a box in the room is on or off. Link (Thanks, Sally Airy!)
Previously on Boing Boing:
• Town of Sebastopol, CA rescinds resolution to provide public Wifi