"I frankly wonder whether the appliance manufacturers, with all due respect, have been smoking crack … we don’t need a refrigerator that knows when it’s out of milk … What we could use is a refrigerator that refuses to let us open its door when it senses that we are about to consume our fourth Jell-O Pudding Snack in two hours."
Dave Barry: Smart appliances are a bad buy for half-wits, 2005 (via Jerry Morrison. Thanks, Jenny)
"the long-prophesied phenomenon of everyday devices talking to one another—and us—online, creating odd new behaviors and efficiencies. Fridges that order food when you’re almost out of butter! Houses that sense when you’re gone and power down!"
Wired: The Internet of Things Is Finally Talking (Thanks, tamberg)
"bring up a list of food items that are currently in the fridge, as well as bring up a grocery shopping list for items that you need."
LG to show off smart home appliances at CES 2013 (Thanks, calvinline)