Digital living room still just a dream
Industry insiders told a gathering of about 150 people at the Digital Living Room conference that consumers have yet to see a need for home networks and that the complexity involved in setting one up scares away potential buyers.
According to Don Norman, a co-founder of the design-consulting firm Nielsen Norman Group, building a network practically requires the average person to be an IT expert.
“I have a degree from MIT. I’m an engineer and was an executive at Apple,” Norman said while discussing his own home network. “And I hired someone to hook it up.”