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barrier to deployment is no longer in

2013-11-06 23:36:09.12127+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

The barrier to deployment is no longer in the compute, it's in the installation costs. W/no way to amortize that over 100k units...

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-11-07 01:15:34.46586+00 by: meuon

I know this math: $100 for a device, $500 per installation. $1 per month takes 50 years. That kind of math.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-11-07 17:57:35.148021+00 by: Dan Lyke

In particular, I've been thinking about home automation, and realizing that my main barrier to new technologies in our house is the installation and maintenance costs. This got me to thinking about all the cases where computing isn't applicable not because of the $50 cost, but because it won't last long enough to recoup the installation costs.

So expanding on your 50 years comment: Yes, and the device will only last two.