What’s In Our Future?

look You are standing in a very large room. It’s dark in here! You see: a tableLamp, a chandelier, and spotlights. turn on tableLamp Okay. That’s better. You see: a tableLamp, a chandelier, spotlights, a cdPlayer, a cassette player, a receiver, a TV, and a VCR. look vcr The vcr is off. turn vcr on …

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Automating on a Tight Budget

I enjoy reading about the trends in home automation, and I try to keep up with the steady flow of magazines and articles as best as I can. I even followed the Usenet newsgroup religiously until the volume passed 100 articles per day; after that, I simply didn’t have the time. Still, I think the …

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