So, it seems like things are moving toward everything being networked. My phone service is already over the Internet, and consumer TV-over-IP can’t be too far away. That’s one of the reasons that I’m so happy that my house is so wired, while at the same time wondering if it’ll still meet my needs 20 years from now. (I figure that worst case is that I’ll need a switch in every room.)
So, there’s a device that I want now along these lines: I want a clock (such as for the living room) that plugs into the network to get its time via NTP. It can’t be too hard. I’ve done some searching, but all I’ve found are mainly for businesses, and the lowest cost I could find was for about $200. Most places just were asking for contact information so they could give you a quote. That price is way too high for a clock. I could buy a brand new computer with a monitor from Dell for $300 and use that as a clock if I wanted to go that route.