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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Home Automation by Mark Edward Soper

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Acknowledgments

First of all, I thank God for the opportunity to write about technology and make it understandable to the average reader.

I thank Cheryl, as always, for putting up with the long hours I spent at the keyboard and for her patience with me as lights turned on and off mysteriously around our house as I experimented with X10 modules.

This book was a new subject for me, and I’m grateful to my first grandson, Jarvis, for reminding me about how exciting it is to discover new worlds of technology. At age two, he’s already mastered the art of saying “yight” (his pronunciation of “light”), picking up the X10 remote, and smiling when he finds the right button. He’s also good at losing the remote, but that’s okay with Grandpa. I’m also thankful ...

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