Many see home networking as a huge potential market. Contractors with a memory might confuse this boomlet with the home automation flop of the early- and mid-1990s. Is this more of the same, or something new—–and big?
The runaway success of PC sales in the 1980s led to the development of today’s computer networks, what we now call local area networks (LANs) or enterprise networks. The need for allowing PCs to communicate quickly followed their sales success.