Some people view home automation as silly, or not worth the effort. I never to try to argue otherwise, I think it's something that either appeals to you, or it doesn't, and that's just fine. Clearly, it appeals to me. However, occasionally I come across a story that moves me, temporarily, into the "I don't get it" camp. Here' an example: For workaholics, one less refuge from a home office.
A shower that automatically turns itself off when the phone rings? A touch-screen computer mounted within reach of the toliet? Puhlease.
Although, the part about the BlackBerry repair shop that gets about 100 dead crackberries a day to fix, about 10% of which have been dunked, is quite amusing.