I’m all about automating my home. Manage my DVR from my iPhone? Done. Adjust temperature from my tablet? Not a problem. Answering my front door while I’m away? Now that just sounds silly.
What do tape decks, doorbells and flip phones have in common? Over time they’ve become completely irrelevant. They all were at one time another a necessity of our daily lives or at least appeared to be. At least tape decks and flip phones possess some utility. You can listen to music on tapes and you can still call someone on a flip phone. But there’s really absolutely no reason to have a doorbell.