Should Microwaves become part of the Digital Hub? What about fridges and toasters? I think that with technologies like USB, FireWire Bluetooth and AirPort in is now possible to control all the electrical devices in out homes through the computer. The problem is that there is no incentive to do this yet. I mean toasters do not require much operation; just insert the bread slice, select the time and pull the switch to start heating. Maybe a computer could keep a log of all the bread you have toasted and automatically shut down the toaster if it malfunctions. With microwaves I see a lot more potential: let the computer know what it is you intend to heat and it could configure the optimal settings for the microwave. Right now microwaves are too much hit and miss for my liking. Same with ovens. Last but not least, I see the greatest potential with the fridge. These giants of the kitchen have room for an all-in-one computer to be included in them, complete with wireless base-stations and ports for FireWire and USB (toasters, microwaves and water-boilers could draw power from these, making them more energy efficient). The obvious use for an all-in-one computer on your fridge would be so that you could view recipies but you could also use it for all your communications while you are in the kitchen. It could do video-conferencing for example.