A special format for Wellerisms called a Tom Swifty incorporates a punning adverb that modifies the manner in which the statement was related. Tom Swift is a series of books for kids whose sometimes adverb-heavy, suggested a name for a type of adverbial pun promulgated in the 1960s, the "Tom Swifties".
The only name I've ever seen for them is "Tom Swifties." They were so labeled in one or two joke books I had as a kid. Since then I've assumed they were named for the one that always appeared first on the list: "'I'm back already!' said Tom swiftly."
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.