Apologies for the lack of blogging lately, due in part to holidays and my laptop deciding to go on strike.
There’s an interesting article in today’s Sun newspaper about a chap who claims he’s allergic to Wi-Fi. Now I tend to get the sniffles over the summer due to hayfever, but I must admit that I’m not aware of any adverse effects from wireless internet. And thankfully so, as I’d guess there isn’t a build-up area anywhere in Northern Ireland that isn’t within some sort of electromagneticwaveshot of a wi-fi hub.
The Sun claims that two percent of the population is allergic to Wi-Fi, although I’m not quite sure how they came to this figure when it doesn’t seem that the existence of such an ailment has even been established.
Supposing of course such a problem with Wi-Fi was actually proven, I can only guess at the drama it would cause. We’d have people protesting outside about half the homes in the UK calling for the Wi-Fi ‘masts’ inside to be taken down. Forget about mobile phone masts! Given the ubiquity of Wi-Fi, it would also cause a massive headache (pun intended) for just about every business and government office with Wi-Fi facilities, as they could find themselves under threat from lawsuits for breaching health and safety.
Let’s hope that Wi-Fi gets a clean bill of health or it’ll be back to those pesky cables plugging your computer into a socket.