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In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love. — Mother Teresa

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Craig Burton: Digital Identity is core to all this stuff.

Identity
Author: Mark Dixon
Thursday, November 3, 2011
8:16 am

Buffer

This morning I enjoyed reading Craig Burton’s thought-provoking blog post, “The API Computing Magic Troika and the API Economy.” The post centers on:

Three core things that make the Intention Economy work. …

  • Cloud-based code
  • Cheap telephony-data
  • Personal Data Technology

I will not attempt to summarize or paraphrase Craig’s characteristically-lucid commentary, but recommend that you read it.  Please also take a few minutes and read the Programmable Web article Craig mentions, about the accelerating growth of public API’s.

I was particularly intrigued by Craig’s closing comment, echoing a view I have held for years:

Digital Identity is core to all this stuff.

Well said, Craig.

 

ZigBee and the Internet of Things

Identity, Internet of Things
Author: Mark Dixon
Thursday, November 3, 2011
7:38 am

Buffer

The Nest thermostat I mentioned in yesterday’s post includes the ZigBee protocol for communicating with smart electrical meters in the so-called Smart Grid.

The ZigBee Alliance has developed a wide variety of innovative standards for seven target markets:

  • Commercial building management
  • Consumer electronics
  • Energy management
  • Health care and fitness
  • Residential management
  • Retail management
  • Telecommunications
I was surprised to learn that along with companies I would expect, like Emerson, Freescale and Texas Instruments, the top level of ZigBee Alliance members included Kroger, the large grocery chain.  Could it be that ZigBee-enabled shopping carts are in our future?
 
 
 
 
 
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