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9/11/2015 07:00 AM EDT
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What's so special about the IoT?
perl_geek   9/14/2015 11:47:29 AM
Other than that it's the hype du jour?

Physically, it's a collection of sensors of various (known) kinds, and some low-energy, short-range signals. I'd be surprised to learn of any real new difficulties there. (Not to diminish the problems of compact power and efficient transmission).

Logically, it's just more signals being tossed around by well-known and time-tested protocols.   Unfortunately, those protocols were devised to work in a benign, trusted environment, not the multinational snakepit of today's Internet. Dealing with that's a matter of applying known architectural principles.

Where are "new tools" required to deal with the old problems?


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Re: No Tools? Well, what else is new?
rick merritt   9/14/2015 11:07:12 AM
@sixscrews: I think you mis the point which is not to criticize IoT developers but to inspire tool makers to work on a new opportunity.

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No Tools? Well, what else is new?
sixscrews   9/14/2015 2:28:12 AM
OK, so the IOT lacks tools - and all of those working on IOT projects are neolithic NOOBS, yes?

Well, surpsise, whenever a new way of doing things (well, a different way in this case) comes along the tools lag the work done to implement ideas that the toolmakers haven't quite caught up with yet.

So what?  Does thie invalidate the IoT idea?

Not - there are lots of gizmos showing up, most of them spitwads thrown at a marketing concept called 'IoT' but some will stick - and the developers will make stuff work, despite the lack of tools - or because of them, as some 'tools' are really just marketechnology looking for a victim.

Keep it up - new stuff comes along despite tools, markethnology, nifty names (IoT - what's that?) - if happens because developers see a need and a market and build stuff to meet that need and sell into that market.

Or where were you when they passed out the directions to Capitalism 101?


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