The majority of electronics in your house runs on DC. I'm not saying sending DC from the power plant to your house... but how about if there's a DC convert in your basement (or in the street), and have some sort of smart DC coming out your wall?
You'd eliminate an expensive component from your desktop, and those annoying plugs from every electronic devices.
And hey! the definition of primative is if this .netduino board has more memory than something, then that something is primative haha