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A Service-Oriented Architected House

When most of us think of architecting a house, we imagine room shapes, door openings and roof lines. Peter Rhys Jenkins thinks of software -- in this case, SOA software.

At IBM's recent SHARE conference, Jenkins, an IBM employee, described his SOA-based house -- a house three years in the making. This fully automated, 12,000 square-foot abode includes a system that detects (and eliminates with extreme prejudice) mice in the barn and -- through RFID tags stuck in family members' shoes -- makes sure that only friendlies are let into the house.

To me, this is like a car with too many options. Instead of driving, you spend all your time and money fixing seat warmers, power windows, air conditioning and your kids' stupid DVD players!< >

Posted by Doug Barney on August 20, 2007 at 11:52 AM