I really shouldn't make fun of this because there can be some serious math work involved in putting together a complicated whole-house A/V and automation system, but I couldn't help chuckle at the title of this CEDIA University course being offered for installers and designers. Maybe CEDIA should have picked a more impressive name for this course, something like "Beyond Fingers: Why a Calculator Should be in Your Toolbox" or "Mathematical Profitability: Making Cents out of Numbers".

While we're on the subject of out-of-context humorous bits at CEDIA, as I was walking by a booth selling an install tool designed to make it easy to locate a wire run in the wall after the drywall has been put up, I overheard the salesman telling the prospective buyers, "No you're no longer married to a stud." Talk about ruining the wife acceptance factor...