Kirk McElhearn and host Chuck Joiner dig into the Sonos smart speaker issue, looking at the past, present, and what we know about the future. They debate the issue of obsolescence in smart home devices and beyond, how manufacturers get paid to keep their tech current, and what you need consider when investing in gear that you plan to use for the indefinite future. This edition of MacVoices is supported by Zapier. Easy automation for busy people. Go to Zapier.com/MacVoices before the end of the month for a 14-day free trial. Show Notes: Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices. You can catch up with what he's doing on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Subscribe to the show: iTunes: - Audio in iTunes - Video in iTunes - HD Video in iTunes Subscribe manually via iTunes or any podcatcher: - Audio: - Video: Donate to MacVoices via Paypal or become a MacVoices Patron. Guests: Kirk McElhearn writes about Macs, iPods, iTunes, books, music and more. He is a regular contributor to TidBITS, as well as several other web sites and magazines. He is an avid podcaster who’s shows include The Next Track, The Committed, The Intego Mac Podcast, PhotoActive and The Zen of Everything. You can follow him on Twitter, and visit his personal web site, Kirkville.