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Tue, Jun 7, 2005

City considers personal electronic device ban on its property

By Jonathan Gneiser
Marshfield News-Herald
Private cell phones and personal digital assistants soon could be
banned from city-owned public premises in Marshfield.

The Information Technology Department recommends a ban on privately
owned personal electronic devices by anyone on city premises, including
city employees, elected officials and visitors.

The Finance, Budget and Personnel Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. in
City Hall Plaza to consider it.

"With the advancement of technology as it has been at this point, we
feel we need to implement a policy in order to protect the assets of
the city of Marshfield," IT department head Dan Wolfgram said. "It's
just become too great of a security risk for the city."

Update:  The city council rejected this proposal in a meeting later in
the week, but I thought it still merited discussion here.  It's not
entirely off topic because the ban would have included laptops.

The rest of the story is available at the link below:

Re: Is this guy a kook?


Re: Is this guy a kook?

JGA wrote:

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Unfortunately kookness doesn't guarantee that he won't eventually get his

to email, dial "usenet" and validate
(was jclarke at eye bee em dot net)

Re: Is this guy a kook?

You're right, there.
While discourteous use of such devices is one thing, this proposal sounds
ridiculous to me.


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