Chapter Five. Pervading the Home


Throughout our homes and lives, we'll see our possessions and toys announce themselves wirelessly, and we'll find ways to exploit efficiencies, tightening our over crowded lives and finally bringing back some gaps of time for ourselves and much needed security.

 --Mark Palmer, prominent RFID expert


Our home lives are destined to become more “connected” with our appliances and “toys” than we ever could have imagined. The charm of an Inescapable Data world is that an acceleration of utility occurs as more and more devices become data and network enabled. This chapter explores how the three most important Inescapable Data technologies—radio frequency ID (RFID), wireless networking, and XML—will increase ...

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