We recently read an article in the New York Times (Sep 6, 2015) by Allison Arieff titled “The Not Very Smart Home”. (Online the title appears to be “The Internet of Way Too Many Things” – not sure why the difference)
Here’s the link.
She seems to hit certain dilemmas in our minimalist/simplification/environmentally-friendly quest right on the head. We often comment about some of the same things she mentions in her article.
“…a night light that “listens” for your smoke detector to go off and then calls your smartphone to let you know your house might be on fire.”
“Technology is integrated not because it is necessary, but because the technology exists to integrate it.”
Wouldn’t it be better if the night light called the fire department??? Continue reading