Re: Nest is in trouble - and Google is hiding their true strategy
@D. Henschen: You have a point.
Though, ubiquitousness does not imply a good product. E.g., food sold by McDonalds is everywhere worldwide, but is not considered to be good (at least, to most people who have truly had good food).
My point is, Honeywell are not known for innovation in the consumer market.
And I agree, Nest did copy the emblematic rotary design. Though I believe it was not as a homage to Honeywell's, but rather for simplicity, aesthetics, and user-interface design. The rotary dial affords more degrees of freedom than buttons, and looks better (it can be made "invisible" as Nest has done).