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San Franciscans may remember EarthLink CEO Rolla Huff leaving them in the lurch when he abruptly backed out of the city's municipal Wi-Fi project. Well, it turns out Huff, like any sensible CEO, doesn't want to lose money on a venture that probably will minimize shareholder value. The Internet service provider is cutting its losses and abandoning all plans to build citywide Wi-Fi networks. A shame. We thought it was just San Francisco's toxic stew of entitlement, anticapitalism, and government dysfunction that drove EarthLink away.