Feb. 16, 2018

A list of real questions that could be answered by teensy little technology nuggets.

Raspberry Pi with Waveshare Rpi Hat

  • In which physical folder is my child's birth certificate?
  • What items of mine are not here?
  • How much hand soap refill is left in my bathroom cupboard?
  • What is the smallest storage space in which I can fit all of my furniture?
  • Which items that I own do I never use?
  • At what time of day do I interact with different items I own?
  • What is the total weight of my filing cabinet and work desk?
  • I need a new one of these, pull up the page where I purchased it in my browser.
  • This thing does not belong to my grandmother. Who did she borrow it from before she died?
  • List the items in my craft box which have "needle" in the name.
  • How much television are my kids watching and what percentage are educational shows?
  • Are there any NE5532s in my tool box?
  • Graph my family's diet composition. How much of it is fresh food?
  • Place a grocery order under $50 for the items I most commonly use that I will soon run out of.
  • Search all of the physical books in my personal library for the following phrase.
  • Are my running shoes in this house or the holiday house?
  • We are leaving this hotel. Have we packed everything?
  • Where have I put my phone and keys?

Generic USB Sound Device

Most of these question could be answered without an internet connection. "Of Things" sounds kind of weird by itself though.

"Internet connected lightbulb" does not provide a use-case that anybody wants or needs.

The things should be telling us their data. They should not be telling corporations our data.

What you want is dumb little things that do one thing well. Good traditional design plus CPU, I/O, and memory.

Things that talk straight to us [and nobody else] with IR, sound, light, QR code, and raw radio.

Is there a word for "Internet of Things" objects which don't have an internet connection?

Maybe "ov things" lol.

"Neat little ov thing you got there friend."

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