Linked by JoanneRodgers on Thu 15th May 2008 23:02 UTC
Features, Office In a June 2003 Wired Magazine interview, Martha Stewart said, "Bill Gates' house, for example, is totally out of date now. He built it right before wireless happened. The big tunnels for all his wires - he doesn't need any of that stuff anymore." The article wasn't about networking, or even technology, but I was struck by that statement because it was echoed by several people when I was explaining that I was running many thousands of feet of cable in OSNews' "house of the future." "Is all that cable really necessary now that there's wireless everything?" people said. As much as I respect Martha Stewart's business and design acumen, neither she, nor those people who talked to me, know what they're talking about. When it comes to networking, there's no substitute for a wire, when a wire's available. -- This is the latest entry in our 2008 Article Contest.
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RE: fascination with wireless
by stabbyjones on Fri 16th May 2008 00:03 UTC in reply to "fascination with wireless"
stabbyjones
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2008-04-15

People who like wireless tend to like shiny things.

If there's a way to run a cable to it i'll do it. I'm renting and instead of sticking holes in my walls and floors i've got cables running along the top of the walls across the house.

~40m of network cable
~10m tv aerial cable
~8m for surround satellites
And because my only phone plug is in the worst place ever. (My kitchen)
~4m for telephone cable
~4m for modem connection

All stuck with command strip type things and nobody notices till i tell them to look up at the roof. All this cost me less than the price of a wireless router and in my opinion works a whole lot better.

The only way to break into my network is to hack my server or hack down my front door and take a pc's ethernet cable. Which i feel is a whole lot safer.

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