I’m a non-technical short-term rental host with a “dumb” home—a home without any smart home devices. I use a metal key for my front door, I have no smart speaker to chat with, and my guest welcome package consists of printed sheets in a nice blue folder.
It’s not that I don’t use and appreciate technology. I was among the first of our friends to buy a computer, a clunky thing called a Franklin Ace that cost more than $1300 and was slow as mud. But I’ve graduated to an Asus Zenbook, an iPhone and an iPad, and I’m proud to say that I can text almost as fast as my granddaughter.
I’ve learned to appreciate technology. But I’ve never felt that I had to run out and buy the next new device. [Read more…] about Smart Home Devices for Non-Technical Hosts (Like Me!)