You want me to provide my own firewall?

I guess my main problem with Danny O’Brien’s thinking about running web-based services from home is a kind of category uneasiness. The kind of services Danny wants us to run belong, for me, to the same category as electricity, a working phone line, gas supply. They’re utilities and they need to work all the time. I don’t trust myself to provide a stable power supply, a properly installed mail server, enough redundant hard disk for all my files. Some services just need to be nearer the centre. The extreme fringes (my kitchen, for instance) are not the best place to provide guaranteed or high-availability services. I want someone else to worry about all that. And besides, who would I complain to?