David Benjamin has a funny piece about a "home networking supersession" at the recent CES. Dana Blankenhorn comments that

The easily predictable result is we're about to see the Home Networking Bust of 2004. Vendors are going to do worse selling home networking gear this year than Howard Dean did in Iowa [W]hat's missing from this analysis… [is] the World of Always-On. In that world, moving your home entertainment files around is a low-value, extra capability. It is not the game. The game lies in collecting new kinds of data, with new kinds of applications, and creating value from them using a modular, scalable architecture. Don't try to organize my CDs. Save my life. Create new value, new categories of applications. Stop this running game. Throw the bomb.

[via Moore's Lore]