I never thought of it this way, but it's true

Canada
October 26, 2009 8:38am CST
I have just realized due to a discussion on my facebook wall, that according to a friend, that he "lives under a rock", due to being too busy, what with work, etc, so he has no phone, haven't watched tv in well over a year, BUT! has access to internet...Which brings my question to a front: If you "lived under a rock", be this too busy, literatly in the middle of nowhere...or under an actual rock(?), what would you prefer to have access to in times such as that? A cell phone, A TV, OR Internet? You may only choose one. I can see the Pros for each of these in their own vice: A cell - keep in touch with loved ones, and with the proper plan and add-ons, watch tv as well as surf the net (but with such a tiny screen would you WANT THAT?) : A TV, keep up to date with the current news, entertainment scandals, movies, but then again you have to look at what kind of access you would have, but this doesn't give you access to your loved ones and friends. : Internet...um....these days you can do anything over the internet. So what would you choose, and please list any additional pros/cons. THANKS!
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12 responses
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
26 Oct 09
If I had one to have it would be the net as you can watch tv over it and also talk to friends and family on the im or emails. My house phone is also hooked up to the net
• Canada
26 Oct 09
Your home phone is hooked through the internet? Do you mean Skype, or other similar apps, or with the same provider?
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
26 Oct 09
I have vonage
• Canada
27 Oct 09
ah I've heard of vonage. Hopefully this one works for 911 properly unlike Skype that time, It was in the news, tragic affair.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
27 Oct 09
Like most, I would choose the Internet because it is the door to the world, you can email or Skype your loved ones and friends, you can be entertained by reading, watching TV or listen to the radio. The Net covers most ways of keeping in touch. With the Internet you can keep MyLotting too, can’t do better than that!
• Canada
27 Oct 09
Suck up! (I tease! lol) But you gotta wonder, what else will the internet be able to do in the future?
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
28 Oct 09
I know...I have an 8 year old daughter and I often wonder what technology will be like for her by the time she is my age!
• Canada
28 Oct 09
Here's hoping for that machine that creates any type of food or drink from your thoughts (As I've seen/read from "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy")
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
26 Oct 09
well, I'm going to say that I would have to have the phone since the place where my mom lives would have to be able to reach me - and that is how they do it I would guess that in spite of the fact that phones now have all those bells and whistles, many people would assume that you aren't talking about those. same goes for the internet - unless you have one of those internet phones, you are only in touch via email/messaging - and those aren't really quite the same Now, I have my internet thru the same provider as my phone and cable, but I can't do it on my TV - so its kind of up in the air. Oh, but I'm one of those old fashioned gals who still have both cell and landline phones - but that's because my family need to be able to reach me when I'm not at home, while my roommates need to be reached when I'm not at home too...
• Canada
27 Oct 09
Myself, I use my cell phone as my landline as well, and it's always on me, so if anyone needs to reach me, it's there. Plus the type of plan I have, I can use 5 numbers for unlimited calling, including to other landlines, so that's all my family, the most important. And no, the internet phones aren't quite the same as regular phones/cell phones, I agree, but they're convenient where they allow you to cal landlines as well, unlike the messenger internet phones, except they do have the added bonus for the video...unless you're known to roll your eyes and gesticulate with your hands when you get bored with a phone call that you're also trying to get rid of lol. Thanks for responding and happy myLotting!
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
27 Oct 09
I have friends that do that, but they don't have other people in the house to also use the phone and the roomie needs a wired phone for her job and cells are never hard wired...
• Canada
28 Oct 09
I apologize, I didn't mean I hard wired my phone, I meant to state that my cell phone is my ONLY phone. silly me!
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• China
28 Oct 09
I choose Internet undoubtedly!I can keep in touch with everthing that going in the world!What is important,I like listening to music very very much,so I can listen to the music that I want to listen to!From the internet,I can learn more things important!
• Canada
28 Oct 09
Learning from the internet IS valuable, you just unfortunately have to be careful at what you choose to believe from what you read, unless, you know, it's a online course through an accredited university/college. One of my friends is too gullable and believes everything he reads, no matter what the foot notes state, if any, or who/what the sources are. My goodness, sometimes I'm embarrassed when he opens his mouth. lol But oh well! He's my friend!
• China
28 Oct 09
Yeah!It is important for everyone to choose the things that he/she heared or saw in the internet!Perhaps,like me and your friends can easily cheated,so we should listen to our friends's views sometimes!
@savypat (20246)
• United States
26 Oct 09
Of course I would choose the internet, all the other things can be done over the net these days.
• Mexico
27 Oct 09
Hi savypat: it seems that everyone has chosen internet and for a good reason: this is the bes invention on the comunication systems of the last 20 years no discussions, i'm sure it's a better way to communicate people than cell phones. I simply can't enjoy myself with a cell phone the same way i do with my computer and internet.
• Canada
27 Oct 09
Yeah, it's getting pretty obvious with the responses that internet rules hands down between all 3. But hey, we're not saying anybody is wrong with their decision if it's different, just goes better for their lifestyle. And as for the best invention for the past 20 years? Sorry, but when it first started out, it was so great....DIAL-UP! Of course it has advanced, just like the phone, the cell phone, as well as tv. But as for calling the internet the best invention? I can't agree with that. Sliced bread....mmmmmmm lol Thanks for responding you 2 and happy myLotting!
• Mexico
27 Oct 09
Hi candy marie: as you have mention internet has everything and that's the reason i'd choose this: you can keep in touch with the persons you love, you can actually chat with them whenever they're online, you can watch and read the news as you do it on your TV and you can make all the funniest things that makes internet the best network these days.
• Canada
27 Oct 09
I have to say, the funniest, "Potter Puppet Pals"...well maybe not the funniest, but it ALWAYS gets a chuckle out of me hehe. Thanks for responding and happy myLotting!
@niuniu1 (166)
• China
27 Oct 09
Internet,beacase i can call my friends on internet just like the cellphone, and watching TV ?concerning the current news,so i certainly choose the Internet.
• Canada
28 Oct 09
Thanks for responding and happy myLotting
• United States
27 Oct 09
A PHONE!!! you can get everything put on your phone nowadays. there's no limit with phones and you can add so much to them! but unfortunately, the bill costs an arm and a leg...
• Canada
27 Oct 09
TOO TRUE! Bill wise. I was looking at the different add ons for text messaging, and I was wondering if I could do the plan for an extra 5 bucks a month, which includes 2000 texts incoming and outgoing, and I ended up paying more! I did NOT realize I was going over 200 texts all together, but then again, the cell companies charging for incoming texts are plain ridiculous! But I found a good plan that includes unlimited text, unlimited incoming calls (local), free radio (Which sucks now, because my current phone doesn't support radio, but it was still cheaper to stay on this plan...as well as a bit of web surfing, but again, the screen is too tiny, and I wouldn't want to do all my surfing on my tiny little cell phone. Pesky phone bills.... WELP! Thanks for responding and happy myLotting!
@artistry (4154)
• United States
27 Oct 09
...Hi candymarie, If I were on an island, with the choice of my cellphone, a tv or access to the internet through the computer, my choice would have to be the internet access. That would be because of your last sentence, you can do just about everything over the net. You could keep in touch with your family and friends through e-mails, you would have international news, national news and local news to an extent. You could watch tv through streaming, video would be accessible. You would be able to read books, that were on the net, visit museums, art galleries, various overseas countries and cities. You could blog and read other people's blogs. Take classes through universities, obtain medical information if needed. Order groceries, general supplies and other necessities, (delivery might be expensive). Check your bank statements, transfer funds, buy and sell stock. Gamble, play games and busy yourself with whatever else strikes your fancy. The internet has a myriad of outlets which can keep a person involved, if they can take the isolation. There is also the device called the skype, spelling could be incorrect. But you are able to see the person on the net and talk to them with the device. So that sort of covers it all. Take care.
• Canada
27 Oct 09
All of these GOOD points and benefits of being a hermit, unfortunately is not available in all areas, and most likely, not on "an island", especially since I didn't indicate an island. "Living under a rock" is a multiple meaning phrase, which unfortunately does not mean island. Plus, who really knows how much longer the internet will provide "free streaming" - unfortunately the most LEGAL way to do that so far, from the channels' website, (CTV, Global, Fox, etc). That of course is up for debate. EVERYWHERE.
@drannhh (15241)
• United States
26 Oct 09
That is like asking the genie in a lantern for three wishes and mine would always be for three more after that, so of course I would choose the internet because if one really wanted to see tv it can be done online. But seriously I hardly ever watch tv. This is a shame because where I live the tv is free and I have to pay for the internet connect. No matter. The internet is interactive and tv is passive. I do not like passive activities. It is an oxymoron.
• United States
26 Oct 09
Definitely the Internet. I can keep in touch with what is going on in the world, educate myself on interesting subjects, hobbies and of course keep in instant contact with family and friends. Personally I think it is a must for seniors who, like me, are retired and do not have to lose contact with what the world of the Internet has to offer. I know it keeps my brain active.
• Canada
26 Oct 09
This is also very true. But I have to mention that to keep in instant contact with your friends and relatives, isn't always the case. Such as my mother, she's just getting herself acquainted with the internet, well...more like close to a year now, my sisters and myself debated with each other for a LONG time on if we should sign her up for an email account haha. We're not touching the facebook issue, we'd lose her to the net then, and here's the reason: My sister lent her login info to our mother, and the first night she was on, she was on facebook for 5 HOURS!! JUST looking at pictures. SO, we'll continue with that method until we're sure she won't waste her night time hours on the net. AH...that took me back to when I was a teenager, when the 'rents kept saying I spend too much time on it, well vice cersa, there yah go! We're also trying to protect her from spammers and scammers. With people like my Mom, it's just better to keep in touch via phone. And quite a few of my friends are unfortunately getting irritated with facebook, myself as well, just due to the constant invites (thankfully there's a "block application" selection, and just other things due to time constraints. Thanks for responding and happy myLotting!
@carmelbg (521)
26 Oct 09
I have to say I also "live under a rock". I moved to my house in a rural area in Bulgaria in April this year. I have no phone lines as they are not available here, I have not subscribed to any tv service either. I do have a cell phone and the internet.I have to say if I could only have one it would be the internet. I use it for skype so can call landlines, I can get all the news and information I want from it (even though I do not check the news at all these days). I can also download any tv show, film or music I want. The internet gives you everything you want in one hit.
• Canada
26 Oct 09
Too true...I honestly don't know if I should be sad or not about it lol. Thanks for responding and happy myLotting!