I Think I Have Manageability Envy!

Picture this: I'm hard at work in my home office, dilligently pounding away on my laptop as I crank out my latest blog post when I hear these abhorred and frequently uttered words exclaimed in a shrill, grating voice, "That's not fair, he got more than me!" I wince. I choke. I try to ignore it but the din continues as does the decibel level of what has now evolved into a full-fledged altercation.


Imagine now that I do not rise from my comfy office chair to insert myself inbetween these battling six-year olds but instead click a button on my special "remote parental virtual manageability machine" and the children's issues miraculously melt away without the parental interjection I was dreading. How cool would that be?

Yes, you know I am a geek when I fantasize about using features in Intel technology (specifically the new Centrino 2 Technology) to solve my parenting problems. But I couldn't help it! All this talk about "remote isolation" and "managing, diagnosing, and repairing issues from afar" had me daydreaming of the day when technology might really allow me to manage my own problems from the next room or, even better, several states away.

A girl can dream, can't she?

So let me ask you...if you could remotely manage anythinganything at allwhat would it be? Would you "isolate and repair" that solicitor who is ringing your doorbell right in the middle of Survivor? Or perhaps you'd like to "diagnose and power down" your neighbor's dog when he barks at 3:00 in the morning.