Internet | Music + Technology | Social Science | Culture | Arts | Humanities

 
Currently Reading:
 

Any opinions expressed by me on this site are my own opinions, not those of my employer.

Rymble your social Internet object

Rymble your social Internet object

It's great to see companies pushing ahead and creating products that will, ostensibly, improve our digital lives. The Internet of Things # has been bubbling in the background for some time and it's a lot bigger than you think. Here's Cisco's Dave Evans from a talk he gave last year:

When we think of being connected to the Internet, our minds immediately shift to our computers, phones, and most recently tablets. This week at Cisco live, I shared that in 2008, the number of devices connected to the Internet exceeded the number of people on Earth.

That’s right. There are more devices tapping into the Internet than people on Earth to use them. How is this possible?

The infographic below provides a visual representation of the increase in “things” connected to the Internet.

Infographic #

While Cisco is developing networks that can be extremely useful for different business, as you can see in the infographic, others of course see entertainment value in offering connected devices that connect a user to their social profile. Rymble is an example #. That's their device pictured above. I find what Rymble is doing, less interesting.

Michael Bierut and the failure of design school

Michael Bierut and the failure of design school

The Guardian to provide multimedia platform for art institutions. Partners with YouTube

The Guardian to provide multimedia platform for art institutions. Partners with YouTube