The Internet of Things - A Disaster - gekk


19 bookmarks. First posted by peterwhelan july 2017.


RT : Computers are bad, they're broken, and relying on one is a death sentence.
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july 2017 by jeremy6d
IoT is desirable, but it is too aspirational, it promises too much for such an early technology, and it is too dependant on technology that we know, from incredible amounts of experience in every field, is not an acceptable substitute for "old fashioned" process control circuitry. Even if we assume the players in the market are acting in good faith - which I seriously doubt in most cases - the products they are trying to sell just don't make sense.
engineering  technology  gadget  IoT 
july 2017 by basus
"The reason I'm frustrated is because if these things were designed this way, I would WANT them. I really wish my washing machine would tell me when the wash is done because I am EXTREMELY bad at remembering to go check on it. But I can't buy that, I can't buy something that just has a $5 microprocessor with just enough intelligence to connect to the internet and send me an email or a push notification if the buzzer on the washer goes off. [...] IoT is desirable, but it is too aspirational, it promises too much for such an early technology, and it is too dependant on technology that we know, from incredible amounts of experience in every field, is not an acceptable substitute for "old fashioned" process control circuitry."
("The PC As A Safe Space" section also looks like familiar reasons for using Electron or cramming Javascript into everything)
iot  rant  pmz  design  hardware 
july 2017 by mechazoidal
The Internet of Things - A Disaster - gekk The Internet of Things A disaster for no good reason Originally published: 7/7/2017 This page is written in 100%…
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july 2017 by peterwhelan