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Office In a June 2003 Wired Magazine interview, Martha Stewart said, "Bill Gates' house, for example, is totally out of date now.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 mmu_man on Sun 18th May 2008 19:36 UTC
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- coax ? isn't it deprecated for ethernet ? or you use it for A/V ?
- custom camera cable... seems overly priced, you can always use 1 coax + 1 pair instead.
- hmm cables... I recall when I was a student we passed (10Mb) ethernet through the unused pairs of phone cables in the residence... with a hub hidden in the phone dispatching box, and a linux box doing NAT to share a cable box (later DSL). That was fun ;)
- You miss one big item: people should be more afraid of invisible microwaves than cables. There are more and more studies indicating effects of microwaves at biological level, and for example in France we now have open recommendations to not give cellphones to children, although there is much controversy over it (and makers try hard at targetting them).

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by JoanneRodgers on Mon 19th May 2008 07:40 in reply to "comment batch"
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2008-05-15

Yes, the Coax is for A/V,

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