Many things have amused me over the years in the field of home construction, but none more than so-called high-tech wiring (see "Wiring the High-Tech House," 5/05). This makes about as much sense as those craftsmen who built ornate outhouses in the 1920s. The trend today is clearly toward wireless. We already have wireless phones, speakers, keyboards, and routers. It's clear that the house of the future will have far less wire than we have today. I can imagine how workmen in the future will react when remodeling today's home to find the partitions crammed full of unused wires.
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