Re: Community wide Wifi
From: Daniel Lindenberger (
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:02:25 -0800 (PST)
The best advice I can give around wifi is to be careful about how you talk
to one another about it - treat those with differing experiences or
thoughts respectfully while having the discussion.

Our community is in the process of healing rifts from a decision around
"Smart Meters" that came not at all from the topic, but from the way in
which folks were with one another.
If your community is like ours you may have:

- Folks who "know" that wifi is extremely dangerous, and exposure should be
- Folks who "know" that wifi is totally harmless

- Folks who "know" that the evidence to look at is peer reviewed science
- Folks who "know" that the evidence to use is the stories they hear from
friends and their own experience

It is easy (and pointlessly divisive) for folks with any combination of the
first and second "knowledge" to treat those with differing opinions like
they are ignorant, naive, irrational, etc.
Our consensus process went off the rails the moment we stopped respectfully
listening to each other, and started trying to convince each other why
people weren't thinking clearly about the issue.

Daniel Lindenberger
Windsong Cohousing

On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 10:06 AM, Jerry McIntire
<jerry.mcintire [at]>wrote:

> We don't use wifi in our house because we are following the precautionary
> principle, and hardwire connections are faster.
> Jerry
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