Common Sense and Wonder slams San Fransisco's mayor
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who became internationally known for his campaign a year ago to legalize gay marriage, said on Monday he considered wireless Internet access a fundamental right of all citizens.

Well, I'm on the fence on that one.

No, it isn't a fundamental right to have Wi-Fi. But it might be a smart move on the part of cities that want to be competitive in business lures.

It would be worth it for many towns to set up a free, city-wide Wi-Fi. Just as they currently provide free or low-cost services to businesses willing to move to their town, free Wi-Fi could be the "hook" that closes the deal.

Not to mention the benefits for a city whose citizens have free or low-cost access. That is, if they use the service to educate themselves and their children. And not to gamble, chat, or surf for porn.

Which is more likely, in your opinion?

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