The problem was that the thermostat would draw power only from the
tiny trickle of electricity from its wires. “We spent
cumulatively more than 10 man-years working on the technology to
enable remote control over the Internet while the device is on the
wall, asleep, without using external power,” says Matt Rogers.
“It basically took all our years at Apple to do that. What makes
an iPod play music for 24 hours is what enabled us to do this for
A big part of my talk last week at the Çingleton Symposium was about how dominance leads to influence, and how because Apple now dominates the tech world, its influence is beginning to spread. We’re going to see more products and companies that adhere to Apple-like ideals and priorities.
★ Tuesday, 25 October 2011