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The Purpose of Public No-Wireless Zones

By January 26, 2013

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As part of an advertising campaign in the Netherlands, Nestle has designated a few open areas in the city of Amsterdam as "no Wi-Fi zones." These zones use jamming devices to block all wireless (not just Wi-Fi) communications within a small radius. It sounds like a silly idea at first: Who would willing sit in a space where they couldn't use their cell phone? But the idea is to attract people to socialize and relax (and eat the company's food products). For all those people seemingly addicted to their wireless gadgets, taking a break to disconnect once in awhile couldn't hurt. Some would argue that hanging out in a wireless free zone is better for your health, too.
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