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Chapter 1. Convergence and the Informati... > THE HOME INFOSTRUCTURE SOLUTION

THE HOME INFOSTRUCTURE SOLUTION

In simplified terms, the home infostructure is the underlying "technology pipe" through which Internet-based business will deliver digital content and services to the many intelligent information appliances within the home. In a way, it is like the plumbing system that brings water to the home and distributes it throughout the house. But instead of different types of faucets and showerheads that allow you connect to and control the water in the plumbing system, you will use different devices that connect to and control the data of the network system.

The home infostructure represents the technological solution that will bring the vision of pervasive computing to fruition in the domestic marketplace. The home infostructure will serve as an economic conduit that connects the next generation of Internet-based vendors with consumers located in the comfort of their own homes.


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