When I first moved to the USA in 1990, as you say, every day was shirt and tie and real trousers -- except for casual Fridays when you could get by without a tie (I think the wearing of jeans came later -- certainly no shorts).
At that time --24 years ago now -- I don't think anyone wore shorts in England (excepting very young kids) -- maybe at the beach -- I don't recall. I know my friends were surprised the first time I went back wearing shorts.
Now, like you, I work in my own office (I don't work from home -- I have the Pleasure Dome) -- in the summer I wear shorts and Hawaiian shirts and sandles (I go barefoot in the Plaesure Dome) -- in the winter I wear jeans and Hawaiian shirts and sneakers.
The other nice thing about working at home is my short commute down one flight of stairs. I was reminded of that today as I headed to the Mathworks. I figured 20 minutes, allowed for 30, but it took 40. And, that was a reverse commute. The traffic heading into Boston was far worse.
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.