Tue May 22 2012
Where have I been for the past month? Well, I’ve been heads-down helping to launch the internet of things. Now that we have launched, I can tell you all about it!
I’ve had the chance to help the team over at Electric Imp un-stealth and blow minds. In a nutshell, the imp a tiny computer small and cheap enough to get anything online (truly)! Gizmodo does a a good job of explaining the imp and Engadget has some more depth in their interview with Hugo at Maker Faire .
I like to think that I’m a fairly sharp nerd, and when I saw Electric Imp’s demo over a month ago I was actually blown away. The ideas aren’t new, but the execution is superb. For me, the 3 things that are required for the "internet of things" to really take off are:
My time with Electric Imp was short, but it was an awesome experience working with them and presenting to the press and working the floor at Maker Faire. Yes, my next internet-enabled nerf gun will be imp-powered.
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