I own a small bach on the Coromandel Peninsula, around 2 hours from Auckland. To pay the bills, I rent it out whenever I don't need the property.
Last week for the first time in four years, someone who wanted to rent the bach was incredulous that there was no Wi-Fi at the property. I did explain that the 4G coverage however was awesome.
This got me thinking, am I being an old fogey now installing Wi-Fi or am I doing the right thing keeping one place in my life No-Fi. I'm thinking the latter. When I go and stay, I can use my phone for tethering if required but I find myself using this option less and less. I think this is because with fibre in the home and much of my day-to-day work immersed in the world of digital/educational technology, the absence of Wi-Fi at my bach enables us to have something of a digital detox, a break from the pressing work/home demands of the time.
Maybe in the future, no-one will want to rent my place because it's not sufficiently "connected". I'm probably ok with this, time will tell.
But for now, my bach is and will be Wi-Fi free. It might be ultra-necessary for some but not at all. The booker did rent the property after all.
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