Fandango Provocative Question- Internet or heating/ cooling

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Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question.

My provocative question for you this week is fairly lightweight and as bloggers all, I think I know how most of you will answer it. But be sure to focus on the “why” part in your response.

If you were forced to chose, would you rather live without the internet or live without air conditioning and heating? Why?


I have read many responses to this question, and the majority of bloggers that I follow, opted to have a temperature-controlled environment in lieu of no internet.

My view is slightly different. I live in a warm country. The winters aren’t that long or that cold. The summers are very hot and quite long. We use air conditioning for at least six-seven months a year. So having air conditioning is a big blessing.

But having access to the world of information is essential too. Blogging, watching Netflix, seeking answers to everyday problems and puzzles: the internet is essential for it all.

My solution is to get a house with a lot of ventilation, big windows where the air can move freely, and have full internet access!




52 thoughts on “Fandango Provocative Question- Internet or heating/ cooling

  1. I have lived without the Internet for most of my adult life and it was fine. I will say this: Last week my service was off for a few hours and I felt lost, after thinking about it, the reason I felt so lost was that everyone else in the world had their Internet on, except me, so I felt without. I conclude I can live without the Internet if the entire world was without the Internet, but if I was the only one I would feel alone in the world.

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  2. We already live this. Lots of fans. When we have the days in the 100s we can’t turn on computers that make more heat. Those are the phone days and even those get to hot to handle. So knitting, reading, relaxing puzzles, siestas get us through those days.

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  3. I’d choose to keep air conditioning and heating. Our AC went out one summer, and it gets so hot here in TX it was miserable for days. Even with fans, they just blow the furnace feeling hot air around. And I hate cold weather in the winter, so heating is a must, too. I would not like to be without internet, but that’s not a life/death situation like the other choice is.

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  4. I don’t have Netflix Sadje, and blogging is just a mundane hobby, but temperature can make a huge difference to health, even life. The internet has some uses, but there is way too much time wasting garbage on there too.

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  5. It would be tough in Michigan with no heating and probably not doable, but Internet is a daily utility just like a stove and refrigerator are, so can’t hardly do without that either. Fandango you put forth a really tough question for those who live in temperature extremes for at least part of the year. Maybe if I built a home using geothermal principals (underground the temp is an even 60 degrees) it would be possible.

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  6. I think it was because for so many years I did not have the internet, I think I could get along without it. But I have enough health issues that the temperature extremes would be problematic.

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