The Mess At NEST

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A while back I posted about getting stuff made in the US and included some videos about Tony Faddell and the NEST thermostat.

Apparently things aren’t going too well for NEST and they are dropping parts of the line and more importantly dropping the servers that the home devices depend on, leaving the homeowners high and dry.

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The thing is that I had some misgivings back in 2012 when I heard Faddell’s talk at Solidworks  World.  That was before NEST expanded beyond thermostats, but even that was enough to give me some misgivings.  This was due to the fact that I had spent ten years behind the hardware store counter and Faddell had not.

Which meant that I knew that turnkey soloutions aren’t a good thing for houses, or for that matter anything larger than a…

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