I was binge listening to some back episodes of the Clockwise podcast this week and came across this discussion on the smart home that struck a chord.
Use the media player below and listen from around 16:30 (or take in the entire episode). Some quotes from the Kelly Guimont may sound familiar to you, for example…
“I don’t recommend actual home automation to anybody”
“I don’t think most peoples idea of a fun Saturday night is sitting at home trouble shooting your network”
“I just want to have the VHS Betamax war between all the protocols and find out what the one is that everybody’s going to use”
“I’m really tired of having to buy it, then buy a new one” [new Philips Hue hub required for HomeKit compatibility]
“Everything comes with a little box that you have to plug into an Ethernet cable”
“Nothing works quite right and nothing works with anything else”
“Everything needs it own app….I have a folder on my phone with three solid pages of every different app I need to do a thing that’s in my house”
So are you suffering the same smart home trauma, or are things OK in your house? Perhaps you’re content with your dumb home and a more simple existence? Let us know.