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?