The Internet of People: Integrating IoT technologies is not a technical problem (Swedish Internet of Things Day Keynote)orangecone.com
The key to success with the IoT is to move beyond thinking of it as an infrastructural technology, such as this diagram of an RFID system, and to stop letting the name give you the wrong expectations for what it is. The name is a distraction. it implies a parallel universe that is as pervasive as the Internet, but different because it's about things. That gives the impression that projects that don't try to be as ambitious as the Internet somehow don't count. That misses a key point. The Internet of Things is ALREADY as pervasive as the Internet, because it IS the Internet. What's different is[…]
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What I didn't realize was that I inadvertently documented the last great design push before the iPhone made virtually every phone converge to the form factor of a black rectangle. The need for my planned physical affordance research was wiped away almost overnight.
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