Thanks for this behind-the-scenes amusing story. Besides illustrating the pitfalls of async design techniques, it also illustrates the importance of having a common design methodology among all members of the design team -- so success doesn't depend on a "wizard" flying by the seat of his pants.
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.