Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, September 28, 2015

I Don't Want the "Internet of Things".

I don't want it. I don't want my refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, car, garage door opener, washing machine, thermostat, lighting etc., etc., etc., going online for any reason whatsoever.

And if that means that I'm condemning myself to a world of second-hand and refurbished stuff, so fucking be it.

That is all.

3 comments:

D. said...

/T/w/o/ four things:

1. Anything online can be hacked; washing machines should not in any sane universe be transmitting spam or sending personal info to Vanuatu.

2. Also, the first thing "wired" appliances will do is visit porn sites.

3. Everything malfunctions sometimes. Imagine the repair bills!

4. Every advance in putting things online strips out another level of security.

In other words, you are not alone.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on this. I don't need the government controlling my thermostat, and I'm willing to get out of the car and open the garage door.

Al_in_Ottawa

Eck! said...

Just one more thing to break.

If I'm stupid enough to leave the door open I deserve to go back.

I'm still smarter than my thermostat. I know when I'm hot or cold.

Now if I could do with needing an electric meter (and the electric)
I'd be good.


Eck!