Monday, 18 July 2011

Charting the rise of the Internet of Things

I've been following the Internet of Things for a few years now, the wireless home/city with more and more connected devices talking to each other is almost a tangible reality rather than some sci-fi future.

The number of devices connected to the web, sharing data, enabling new behaviours and capabilities is growing at a rapid rate.  So if you haven't watched the video from the IBM Internet of Things project, do so here, and then click to make this nice infographic from Cisco,(who also have a rather nifty data projection graphing tool),  big enough to read properly!

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Tuesday, 12 July 2011

A plotted history of Facebook (so far)

This just struck me as something useful to refer back to so I'm going to post it so I can find it later. Which could prompt me off on a course about information aggregation / sharing / remembering which of the many places it might have been catalogued in depending on my mood at the time, but luckily I'm desparately trying to cull my 80+ tabs in Firefox down to something more manageable so time is short. Much to read.

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Thursday, 7 July 2011

Oh I wish that this was real...

Many thanks to my Godmother for sending me this in response to a general whinge about far too much time crunching data on a very unreliable and slow pc. I'm getting closer and closer to refusing to work on anything other than a mac with a quad core processor.