THE WIRED HOME

The tech revolution that has been remaking corporate America is coming home. This holiday season promises a collection of wired gadgets that add information-age efficiency to the most mundane domestic tasks. What's triggered the revolution? A generation of microprocessors small and brainy enough to bring PC power to the dumbest of appliances. Everything from computerized breadmakers to automated lawn mowers suggests that good housekeeping now requires at least two AA batteries (or a very long cord). Result: a simpler, smarter 21st century home. On the following pages, you'll find a TIME survey of the essential accoutrements for this Jetsons life-style.

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