Reply to post: Miss my Homeminder

The IoT wars are over, maybe? Amazon, Apple, Google give up on smart-home domination dreams, agree to develop common standards

StudeJeff

Miss my Homeminder

Back in the 80's I had a gadget called a GE Homeminder. It used the X-10 system to control lights and whatever, I even came up with a creative way to turn the heat up and down. (Two thermostats, a controller, a relay, and a power supply out of an old radio).

It was easy to control and program, with a GUI image of a house where you would put lights and appliances in rooms that corresponded to rooms in your house. Turn on the light on the Homeminder screen and the real light would come on.

It was a great system, and with all our advances in technology since the 80's and that Z-80 powered machine I've yet to come across anything that is as flexible and easy to use as that bit of Reagan era technology.

Maybe something like that will come out of this move.

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