I’m heading down to (ugh) Santa Clara today to check out the annual Connections Conference, a show centered around the digital/connected home. I like the show, and even spoke at it a few years back (this whole “independent consultant thing” certainly seems to diminish the speaking opps). I’m curious to see the next wave of “the future of the digital home” visionaries strut their stuff. After all, this is the year of the digital home, right? Or was that last year? Or was that 2002? Or 1999?