Michal Lev-Ram's article about home automation going mainstream was published a few months ago in Business 2.0. My favorite quote:
Home automation is no longer just for the technophile hobbyist or for an episode of MTV Cribs," says Sam Lucero, a senior analyst with ABI Research. "It's right on the cusp of becoming mainstream."
The rest of the article provides the obligatory reference to Bill Gates' home, and mentions a few methods of getting started with pre-packaged solutions.
Thanks to Jerry for the pointer.