This weekend's New York Times featured an intriguing article, "While in the Kitchen, Stir the Stew and Surf the Web," about the growing trend of kitchens decked out with all the latest gadgetry and technology.
In fact, the article goes so far to predict that these pimped out kitchens will soon have families rushing to everyone's favorite room for both their digital needs and nutritional ones. The article claims items like Hewlett-Packard’s new TouchSmart IQ770 PC ($1,699 at Circuit City), which is designed for "that kitchen of the future, where people turn on the computer along with the coffeepot, and then check the screen for the weather, ball scores and the family calendar as they breakfast," are setting this trend.
I adore my slightly geeky coffee pot, which does its little timer magic and makes sure my coffee is right on schedule every morning, but I see the kitchen as a nice, internet free zone where a family can come together, talk and enjoy food. Do you like the idea of more technology in the kitchen?