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Office In a June 2003 Wired Magazine interview, Martha Stewart said, "Bill Gates' house, for example, is totally out of date now.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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by AndyM103 on Sat 17th May 2008 14:38 UTC
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To be entirely accurate, microwave ovens use microwaves to excite water molecules inside food - they have a lesser wavelength (around 10^-3 m) than radio waves (around 10^3 m). Otherwise, when possible I use wired, but wireless is, ofcourse useful, when further away from the base, or outside.

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RE: Microwaves
by sbergman27 on Sat 17th May 2008 15:07 in reply to "Microwaves"
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Most microwave ovens operate at almost precisely the same frequencies used in wifi. About 2.4GHz.

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