Work Progress Administration (off-topicish)

A band you should be listening (at least on Tuesday when the CD comes out). This is an alt rock/alt country mega group with folks like Glen Phillips, Sean Watkins, Luke Bulla and others. Sue, Zach and I caught an early variation of the band in San Fran a couple of years ago and it was GREAT, so if WPA is coming to your town you should definitely check it out.

<a href="http://wpamusic.bandcamp.com/album/wpa">Always Have My Love by Works Progress Administration</a>

The home of the tomorrow…. today.

Whenever I see articles like the one about a smart IBM guy who uses Twitter to control his house functions, it makes me think of those old Tex Avery cartoons about the home of tommorw or the clip about the future house. I can imagine it being used to prove that no matter where I am during the day, the dog is sleeping either on the couch or my bed. On a more serious note, I can see it helping with elderly relatives who want to have independence but need someone to make sure the stove is turned off. But then when you read a quote like this from the IBM website about the same guy, “How IBM’s Andy Stanford-Clark and his llamas inspired a new type of auto insurance…and other tales of innovation”, you begin to get side tracked…..