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A Univerisity without WifI

fgilbert1.jpg As we write this sitting three feet from a wireless router, we wonder about Fred Gilbert, who will not allow wireless internet into Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, out of concerns about health consequences of EMF’s (electric and magnetic fields) . “These are particularly relevant in younger people (who have) fast-growing tissues, and most of our student body are late teenagers and still growing, so it’s just a matter of taking precautions and providing an environment that doesn’t have a potential risk associated risk,” he said. We can’t quite imagine a University these days without WIFI, but “There are plenty of computers around campus where students can access the Internet 24 hours a day, so it’s not like they’re cut off,” Gilbert said. Gilbert added he believes there are many environmental impacts that are not manifest for 30 to 40 years after exposure. “Second-hand tobacco exposure is a case in point,” he said. “We’re just finding out now what some of those impacts are. Asbestos is another example.”
Hmm. We are putting on our tinfoil hat and moving our router. ::IT Business

… also around Treviso, you some time spot people protesting against the G3 for EMF pollution… probably carries the same arguement.

Yahoo Buys Del.icio.us

I’m a little worried about this.

Joshua Schachter, the founder of Del.icio.us, confirmed a posting on the New York-based start-up’s site that the company had been acquired by Yahoo. A Yahoo representative confirmed that the agreement to buy Del.icio.us had closed on Friday.

Neither party disclosed financial terms.

“We are joining forces to build my vision of creating a way for people to remember things together,” Schachter told Reuters in a phone interview. “It is a shared-memory site.”

Del.icio.us provides a simple way for hundreds of thousands of Web users to share and categorize their favorite Web page bookmarks as Web pages.

Originally posted by Chris from Cynical-C Blog, ReBlogged by emma on Dec 11, 2005 at 04:03 PM

you might notice that here, on this blog, we use both Flickr and Del.icio.us. I don\’t know if it\’s because Yahoo! has a really good team of people, but it\’s still a bit strange regardless…



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