[RFI] Emerging dev platform: The electrical grid

Roger (K8RI) k8ri at rogerhalstead.com
Thu Aug 2 21:24:38 PDT 2012

On 8/2/2012 10:43 AM, qrv at kd4e.com wrote:
> Here we go again?
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> Emerging dev platform: The electrical grid
> In much of the Western world, electricity is so stable that it's boring.
> Plug your device into the wall and it works. A month later you get a
> bill, and after you pay it -- as they say in the country music business
> -- the circuit remains unbroken.
> There is no reason why we can't enjoy a much richer, more sophisticated
> electrical grid with flexible pricing, self-healing circuits, and an app
> market full of opportunities.

Just remember that with the smart grid and smart appliances you have 
just increased the ability of the thing to fail several times over.  The 
smart grid is much more vulnerable than the old one that wasn't self 


Roger (K8RI)

> Filtrete, for instance, offers a programmable thermostat that is
> Wi-Fi-enabled and ready for remote access.
> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/56902/beyond-the-smartphone-emerging-platforms-developers-should-target-198522?source=IFWNLE_nlt_daily_2012-08-02#slide20
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