A nice piece in Thursday’s Guardian about how tasks from laundry to photo processing are becoming more domestic:

If you have any doubts about the extent of the migration of entertainment and industry to the home, then count up the number of electric motors, or solid-state equivalents, in your dwelling: you may be surprised. It is much more than you would have seen in a small factory even 50 years ago. The industrial revolution has come home.

If people’s tacit expectations are increasingly of being able to complete tasks at home, there are some interesting implications.