Today I learned that my broken dishwasher could have shown me the error codes. I would pay extra for a dishwasher that could connect to my phone just to see those codes. I don’t want to wait a week for the repair people. I want to order the part and fix it as soon as Amazon Prime delivers.

My first gen Automatic doesn’t reliably track my location anymore, but it’s worth keeping around for its error codes. There is no confidence like walking into a repair shop already knowing what’s wrong with your car.

People love when appliances are repairable. If smart appliances told you what was wrong and how to fix the wrong, they’d be loved too.