If Qualcomm Atheros President Craig Barratt had his way, the whole world would work like his house in Silicon Valley.
Barratt lives in the ideal vision of the connected home. He has precise control over things like temperature, energy consumption, the TV, stereo, and security system--all accessed remotely through his laptop. There's no remote control at home; he and his family can switch on the lights, open and close the curtain, and make sure the lawn is watered by using a connected iPod Touch.
Of course, it helps that Barratt actually wrote the software that powers everything in the … Read more