[RFI] Emerging dev platform: The electrical grid

qrv at kd4e.com qrv at kd4e.com
Fri Aug 3 07:03:28 PDT 2012


	They just don't want to let go of this concept, despite the
obvious technological weaknesses.

	I had not considered the added weakness of the "smart grid",
so that makes wifi-via-grid an even worse idea.

	I guess we need to restart the process of re-educating Congress
and warning the bureaucrats (esp FCC) that they will be held accountable 
to the voters if they rush this through - despite well-justified 
warnings - and then bad things happen.

Sigh ... David

> On 8/2/2012 10:43 AM, qrv at kd4e.com wrote:
>> Here we go again?
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 healing.
> 73
> 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


Thanks! & 73, KD4E.com
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