Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Everything Networked

I was looking at some Real Fake Watches earlier today (even though I have a real real watch, I still might need a real fake one sometime) and they mentioned the Internet of Things, and more specifically something called Thinglink. What a great idea! It's a system not unlike the "Where's George?" stamps you find on dollar bills occassionally, only people who make stuff register for and add the numbers to their things, linking the things to the site. Infinitely more interesting than where your dirty dollars have been, right?

I'm really interested in this idea of ubiquitous computing and how everyday objects can be "networked" and "interfaced." This isn't quite as interesting as the possibilities inherent in new technologies like"smart paper," but it is a new and interesting way to interact with the handmade.



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