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Desirable qualities for home IoT systems

My post on Lowe's killing off their home IoT product, Iris, kicked off an expert-level social media discussion on how IoT systems "ought" to be. Here's a summary of what people said, grouped by subject, plus some implications. I figure it might be useful to keep this around for myself, and others, so I am…

What could local network services for the Indie IoT look like?

Peter Hoddie calls for (local area) networking services to enable the Indie IoT -- an excellent direction of inquiry. Let's explore what implications this has. [As for context, I have been using the term "Indie IoT" to describe a so-far aspirational Internet of Things that is controlled by the owners of IoT devices, not by…

Local network services for IoT devices could be a game changer

Peter Hoddie, principal and prime mover at Internet of Things startup Moddable picked up my recent piece on why we need an Indie IoT and expanded on it. Some choice quotes: Johannes describes an “Indie IoT.” His vision is appealing. He believes users should be in control of the devices ... in control of the…

How might my temperature-driven attic fan look in a Web-of-Things world?

Context When I remodeled my home office, I moved the servers into a closet to get them out of the way. That closet can get quite warm, particularly in the summer. To get the heat out and the servers running, I cut a hole into the ceiling of the closet, and added bathroom ceiling fan…