Smart Meter Protest in SF Thursday

A December 2010 protest against SmartMeter installation in West Marin

Despite its status as a tech hub where virtually every square inch of land is within range of a wireless Internet signal, San Francisco has proved hospitable over the years to people with all manner of fears about radiation from gadgets such as cell phones, radio towers — and, in the latest object of righteous Luddite rage, SmartMeters.

A SmartMeter, for those of you who don't know, is a wireless device for measuring the use of gas and electricity. If you'd like to know more — like, much, much more — you can head to tomorrow's meeting of the California Public Utilities Commission, where folks opposed to PG&E's roll-out of these meters will be gathering to speak their minds.

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