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Office In a June 2003 Wired Magazine interview, Martha Stewart said, "Bill Gates' house, for example, is totally out of date now.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[2]: There is a 3rd option
by thebin on Fri 16th May 2008 02:06 UTC in reply to "RE: There is a 3rd option"
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I too have done this for all the same reasons. We even have "pull-out" cat5e cabling in all the rooms so that it can easily be hidden from discriminating guests (my mother-in-law) but still be useful for the LAN party. Buying a cabling kit at Home Depot for about $125 is the way to go to make this cost effective.

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