Re: Aren't sensors enough
@Doug, when many people talk about the Internet of Things they do, indeed, mean a network of connected sensors feeding some central intelligence for analysis and control. There are a lot of people, though, who feel that distributed intelligence is a better model for IoT control, and I tend to agree. I like the idea of "just enough intelligence" near the point of control, with central data logging and coordination done from a larger platform.
To a great extent it's a philosophical debate: Fortunately, we're early enough in the process to let both camps try their solutions to see which work best in the real world!