Talk:Internet of things

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Applications Section[edit]

The majority of this section's content here seems to be just links to commercial applications, which resembles advertising. A simplistic comparison would be to list Ford, Toyota, Mercedes etc... on the Cars page. Granted, the Internet of Things concept is much newer, but does anybody object to removing the content that is linked to commercial applications? The wouldn't apply to the UBC paragraph. — Preceding unsigned comment added by GeminiDrive (talkcontribs) 5 jun 2013 02:17‎ (UTC)


The MIT device to open the computer room door and call the elevator was operational in 1979, so predates the CMU coke machine. Lars Brinkhoff (talk) 09:22, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

I just stumbled upon [1] which details the invention of a digital language for networked devices around the home or office which began in 1975. I do not see any definition by which this should not be a key historical element in the Internet of things article. I considered that perhaps this omission was due to a strict adherence to devices communicating only to other devices without human involvement, but this makes no sense 1. because the x10 was used for home security sensors which would actively ping the alarm unit indicating an "all is well" signal to a receiving unit and 2. a great variety of the modern Iot devices actually necessitate human interaction and would be pointless in their absence. If I get no replies to this I will add the x10 history bit to the Iot article. --Luke Kindred (talk) 05:10, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

Just bear in mind that this is its own network, which had no conection then to the Internet. - Snori (talk) 05:23, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanks Snori. While I can see your point, I also think that the way in which "Things" are accessing and utilizing the modern internet more closely resembles a Wide Area Network (WAN) and often a glorified LAN. Such as when you use a web based email account to send a photo to yourself in order to move a file from your desktop computer to the smartphone in your pocket, a large and rather complicated use of the internet for a function which could have been accomplished with much more simplicity and efficiency over a LAN. Thought provoking stuff.--Luke Kindred (talk) 22:24, 18 August 2019 (UTC)


While adding some information in the Architecture subsection of the Trends and characteristics section[1], I found that the bulk of the info was copy-pasted from this source (Traukina et al.). I did some editing to change the wordings and referenced the entries accordingly. However, I would like to note that the case could be the same in other parts of this article. I have not checked the entirety of this article because it is quite extensive and also I do not have access to the references used. Perhaps those who do could help in this area. Thanks. Darwin Naz (talk) 22:35, 21 November 2018 (UTC)


Might be of interest[edit]

Obviously I can't add it (since it was my thing back then) but here's link to a story and a patent filed in 1994-5 for an early IoT device:

Note the amount of references/citations to that patent... Wamnet (talk) 17:50, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

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