The way the Internet pervades our everyday lives is reflected in the sheer number of web-connected gadgets within the modern home.
But the huge uptick in smart devices doesn't necessarily apply to everyone. I recently had a chat with a bloke who, for the sake of security and privacy, insisted on disabling Internet access on every device other than his PC, and even that was only connected to the web when need be.
I appreciate privacy, yet on reflection I'm staggered at the sheer number of web-connected devices in my own home. Having just done a quick scout, I count at least 21. That includes traditional PCs, laptops and phones, as well as the TVs, games console and NAS, plus more recent additions such as smart lighting, smart speakers and security cameras. Oh, hold on, I forget our smartwatches, and the sat-nav, so make that 24.
How about you? Is almost everything connected to the world wide web in some way or other? To find out, we're asking: how many web-connected devices are in your home? Let us know using the comments facility below.