Small Talk

The Technophobe Dream Town Where Wi-Fi is Banned

Manoush Zomorodi is the host and managing editor of WNYC’s New Tech City, 
a public radio show about how technology changes how we live. She brings us a story from Washingtonian magazine about a town in West Virginia where residents feel the impact of a lack of technology — the town cannot have cell phones, wi-fi, or many other transmission technologies, because they are in a government-mandated "radio quiet zone."

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