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Just saw the Modern Family episode where the dad shows Ferris Bueller how the dad can control the house lights, the fireplace, the TV, etc. with his I-Pad.

Yesterday, the day I've been dreading; a thermostat that can be remote controlled with an I-phone. Took me five minutes to figure out how to manually get the system modes switched. Still waiting for call from homeowner on how I screwed-up the thermo settings. . .

Already seeing TV ads about numerous other such I-phone/I-pad remote controlled house devices (deadbolt locks, garage door openers, yadda yadda).

I remember when my worst technology fear was having my pen run out of ink while filling-in my checklist report. Sigh.

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Yeah. We've come a long way from X10 craziness.

The lock thing still has a few issues, but it's almost there. Hard wire door locks are still the best, but wireless is going to make it sooner than later.

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My 97 Ford F150 used to lock its own doors if I left the keys in the ignition. Standing there looking stupid cuz I ran back to get something. [:-weepn]

How'd you like to be locked out of your own house cuz your iPhone's got a dead battery?

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