When Domotica in your Hotel Fails…
…You may get this reaction as Geek & Poke describe The Internet of Things. Off course it is a lesser inconvenience.
Post Inspired by Hofstijl, a Dutch language blog I contribute to.
Seedy, stylish, romantic or just fun this Whirlpool for 2 in your honeymoonsuite?
Its in an all inclusive couples only resort in the Pocono Mountains PA, USA.
Toast your romance with a sensual soak in the world-exclusive, 7-foot tall Champagne Glass Whirlpool Bath-for-Two. Set on Pocono Palace’s golf course, The Roman Towers are designed in a Grand Roman theme with floor to ceiling columns, stunning arches, vaulted ceilings, covered walkways and a private, arched underpass for parking. A cathedral window offers a panoramic view of Pocono Palace’s lush surrounding landscape.
Via the Roman Tower
I’ve quickly looked at their Tripadvisor reviews….mixed…
If you are not into coffee, you might like Drip Tease and Lip Tease teacups with saucers in gold by Reiko Kaneko in your hotel room…..
Actually Drip tease and Lip Grease would have been a better title…
You might like this sink, provided they had hidden the coffee in the tap…
I’m an independent Hotelier based in Europe. So I only have a slight understanding of all of their implications and ramifications, but I understand Internet giants like Google and Facebook are (among others) heavily lobbying against these two bills. Why would that be? When enacted copyright holders can via very simple measures (a writ to a hosting company) have bad websites cut off from the Internet. Furthermore financial institutions like banks and credit card companies could by the same sort of simple measure to be forced to cut off the bad guys from their income.
Now Google is noteworthy for scraping copyrighted material like photos from everybody’s website and regurgitating same for the “better of search results”. FaceBook does it in a slightly different way: It lets its members publish copyrighted material.
Can I now simply force Google to delete any photo material of my hotel I have the copyright to? Can I force their ISP to cut them off? Can I force their banks to cut their financial resources?
Take this one step further: Online Travel Agents do sometimes scrape copyrighted material. Tripadvisor may do it. Groupon like sites may do it.
Can I as an independent Hotelier force all these power houses from the Internet?
I know, I’m just dreaming of a more organic Internet that is not dominated by search giants or OTA’s, but sometimes it is nice to dream off.
My 2 cents. And your’s?