Re: Community wide Wifi
From: Kathryn McCamant (kmccamantcohousingpartners.com)
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:06:35 -0800 (PST)
Excellent Point! More important than any specific decision is the way we
talk to each other about it.

Katie 

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On 1/27/14 11:02 AM, "Daniel Lindenberger" <daniel [at] smallboxcms.com> wrote:

>
>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
>limited.
>- 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] gmail.com>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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