Paus is all about controlling "stuff" with easy scripts. You could for example make the light in your house go on and off in the way you specify.
You also could use paus to create a remote controlled mp3box that also has a web-interface at the same time and shows the current song on an LCD display.
With paus you can send and receive "events" from so called "modules":
* There are IO modules to control hardware, like lights and sensors.
* There's an UI module to control an universal userinterface.
* There's an IR module to receive events from remote controllers.
* There are many more to come.
Paus is designed to be as flexible and clean as possible. It's very easy to control the modules by using simple perl-scripting.
It's also very easy to create additional modules in perl or C. Modules even can be controlled accros the internet. (it doesn't make a difference at all).