We all benefit by the great smart thermostat race and there is no dis-inventing the Nest.
Disruptive technology will never, and should never, go away.
The whole Nest thing is like a controversial book or movie that upgrades our awareness and makes us better for the time invested.
Nest is the Do-it-Yourself (DIY) dream-stat with the best marketing-side manners to date.
Well he captured our imagination with the coolest looking thermostat ever, he got the packaging right, he was spot on with marketing, he made energy saving thermostats (at least his) a status symbol but unlike the IPOD there are serious design concerns with the Nest.
Instead of a full blown power supply the Nest powers their stat with a power stealing scheme that takes power from the unit.
Denn ich liebte Jahre lang die Miederwäsche meiner Mutter.