Apparently, life must get more complicated before it can get simpler.
At least that's the song Microsoft is singing.
The software giant recently unveiled the Microsoft Home in New York, a completely wired, networked home the company says will make daily living more simple and more enjoyable.
The 8,000-square-foot loft in the Tribeca area of Manhattan has three bedrooms, a kitchen, living room, dining room and home office and includes a network of PCs and appliances.
There are all kinds of bells and whistles, including an Internet appliance that gives you access to recipes, e-mail and instant messaging and lets your kids in the bedroom know it's time for dinner.
Of course, you don't have to visit New York to see it: You can take a virtual tour online at http://www.microsoft .com/mshome/.