Just because you can….

Written by Scott Sheppard on . Posted in AV Solutions

I have a saying I have used frequently for a long time.

“just because you can, does not always mean you should”

I saw an advertisement for a refrigerator that had a “wifi LCD screen with apps”

It has Weather, news, radio, calendar, picassa, and “even Twitter”

Ok…
I don’t think a web interface is really necessary on a fridge.

For one thing, the vast majority of people use their Internet enabled devices sitting down.

I definitely won’t be standing at my fridge checking out people’s photos.

I go to the fridge to get a drink or something to eat. I have never once stopped and used my iPad while facing the fridge.

I can’t even see a reason to monitor or control a refrigerator from anywhere but right in front of it , so a control connection is pretty useless.

Ok, I could see the radio.

Well, no I can’t.

Shouldn’t you be more concerned with how well the refrigerator keeps food cold than how many apps it has?

This is this an example of just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

Scott Sheppard

Home Automation, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio and Video Systems, and Structured Wiring Systems Specialist in Marin County and the San Francisco Bay Area.