Slaves to Our Conveniences

July 30, 2012 by · Comments Off on Slaves to Our Conveniences 

(Author’s note: Updated on 2/22/2013) The following is a slice of my life, boring as it is, that demonstrates only too well how much we depend upon our air conditioners, and how Florida (as well as much of the southern United States) would still be a two-bit backwater–had it not been for the invention of reasonably inexpensive air conditioning–at least from the months of May to October. Read more