IoT – A cynics viewpoint of Internet of Things

Raspberry Pi B+ 4 USB slots and Wi-Fi

Internet of Things – but let’s be cynical

Catch our grabline, “The more it changes, the more it’s the same thing.” Some interesting things to call up here through:

  • Is the Internet of Things really about to change our landscape?
  • Kevin Ashton’s coining of the phrase “Internet of Things” more commonly known as IoT I don’t think is all that original.  Insights into the marvel of the internet was already the talk of the town in the 50s/60s with the assumption that the entire globe would be interconnected one way or the other through terminals, computers and switches.
  • Read about J.C.R. Licklider’s Man-Computer Symbiosis
  • Big Blue president Thomas Watson states  “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers” in 1943.

And how we scoffed. Well of course now with Cloud services one wonders who is correct?

Arduino Due - the Pi competitor, 32 Bit ARM processor
Arduino Due – the Pi competitor, 32 Bit ARM processor

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