Most important part of your comment is "it's WiFi, not clean drinking water."
I'm sick and tired of people (including some polititians) acting like high speed internet access, or free TV ($50 coupons for a converter box, what the?) is a fundamental right. It's crazy, you have a right to have the opportunity to work to make money to buy these things. Free internet access does not make a better society, that's crazy.
I'll have that guitar riff in my head all afternoon now, thanks....
(and I didn't even click the link)
Care to state an example of a "whacked out law"? Oh, that's right you're just blowing smoke up everyone's ass pretending like you know anything about Texas or our laws.
You fail to understand the issue. Lightsquared's transmitters could screw up GPS service for EVERYONE. The FCC waived their own rules to allow this, rollout. If you RTFA (I know I know, this is slashdot) you would see the large distances a single transmitter can jam GPS devices at.
They are called computers simply because computation is the only significant job that has so far been given to them.