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11/17/2015
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Brian Moore
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Comic: Internet Of Annoying Things

By the time the hype dies down, maybe the Internet of Things will be a reality.

This is where we are in the hype cycle.

Brian Moore is a cartoonist and illustrator. His first brush with the world of IT was a very part-time gig applying software patches on a TRS-80 Model III. The patches were about four lines long and arrived in the mail, typed on letterhead. He has since moved on to computers ... View Full Bio
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yalanand
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yalanand,
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11/29/2015 | 7:40:47 AM
Re: IoT Meeting : What am I doing here ?
@Gigi3: By that logic if I want a pizza I would just wait for technology to make a robot that can read our thoughts and deliver pizza to me. But no. I agree with you. The thing about technology is it gets updated really fast in this time and age, and you have to upgrade along with it, which costs a lot of money.
Gigi3
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11/26/2015 | 11:36:15 PM
Re: IoT Meeting : What am I doing here ?
"My family have been pestering me to Get a New one for ages now and sure I can afford one but I plan to use this machine for as long as I can before spending any of my hard-earned Money to get a new one only when this machine breaks down totally."

Asish, the best thing about technology purchase is, if you wait more you then you will get a superior product at a better price. So don't worry you can buy the latest one !!!
Gigi3
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11/26/2015 | 11:33:45 PM
Re: IoT Meeting : What am I doing here ?
"Its good to see that there are even today Most Enlightened Consumers like yourself who think Twice before putting their hard-earned Money behind some new Toy which a Manufacturer tries to sell onto you in the name of a "Must-Have"."

Asish, I think everybody may think twice; if that's hard earned money and you have too. But when peoples are easily getting or sourcing money through other means without much effort, they can spend it easily or lavishly for unnecessary things too
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11/24/2015 | 12:50:57 PM
Re: IoT Meeting : What am I doing here ?
@ Ashu001.  It will good if more people where like you;  unfortunatelly, in the U.S. people are bombarded with messages, "buy more", "the economy needs people to buy more".  Many people get used to accumulate things they do not need.  It is to companies' advantage for people to change their technology every 6 months, they make their money by people spending.   
Ashu001
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11/23/2015 | 4:18:48 AM
Re: IoT Meeting : What am I doing here ?
Broadway,

Its good to see that there are even today Most Enlightened Consumers like yourself who think Twice before putting their hard-earned Money behind some new Toy which a Manufacturer tries to sell onto you in the name of a "Must-Have".

I for one believe in making sure all my Electronic Devices stick around for as long as possible by keeping them in reasonably good condition always.

And I also,don't believe in Buying stuff which I have no intention of using-Like ever.

My Laptop(A Workhorse Dell) which I have been using for 4 years is now starting to breakdown (Half the Keys don't work anymore),the Mouse stopped functioning a year back and nobody can really predict how much longer it will go on working.

My family have been pestering me to Get a New one for ages now and sure I can afford one but I plan to use this machine for as long as I can before spending any of my hard-earned Money to get a new one only when this machine breaks down totally.

In the mean-time,I can use my cash elsewhere or just for Building up my Savings pool further.

I know folks who have 6-10 Smartphones & 3-4 Tabs just lying around their homes not knowing what to do with them.

I take the opposite view.Would rather hold a Big Savings Pile rather than useless Electronics Junk which I never plan on using.

That simplifies Decision-making for me considerably.

Simplicity always works.No Doubts about that one is there?

Same goes for this IoT Wave also.

When I absolutely need something ,I go out and get it.

Not before and definitely not when some Advertiser tells me to get it as the "Next Hot Thing". LOL!!!

 

 
Gigi3
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11/23/2015 | 2:24:15 AM
Re: IoT Meeting : What am I doing here ?
"I voiced the exact same thing on a previous article on IoT. I'm not willing to pay one more dollar for a refridgerator that I can access with my phone. Or a car that doubles as an entertainment center. My concern is before long we won't have a chance to vote with our pocketbook."

Terry, companies has to market it with a different pricing model; more features at less price or in a pick to patch way; where you pay only for selected component/features. As of now customers are forced to pay in lumpsum for all the service/features together; irrespective of whether its required or not.
Gigi3
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11/23/2015 | 2:17:53 AM
Re: IoT Meeting : What am I doing here ?
"Fair enough. But what happens when Consumers are in no position to pay?
Then what? This is the real question one has to answer here ."

Asish, then only they learned lessons and will try to address customer concerns. He have seen many such corrections in past.
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11/22/2015 | 10:16:34 PM
Re: IoT Meeting : What am I doing here ?
Ha, true enough, Susan. Unless you believe in the trickle down theory of economics, and then in maybe 10-30 years, the average person may see a few nickles come their way. Kidding aside, trillions in economic growth ought to benefit a heck of a lot of people ... you'd hope.
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11/20/2015 | 6:09:29 PM
Understanding connectivity

 

If the IoT is not prioritized we may simply end up with connectivity that confuses us or increases costs without a lot of value, without some sort of roadmap it will take us nowhere.

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11/20/2015 | 12:40:46 PM
Re: IoT Meeting : What am I doing here ?
@Ashu001, I voiced the exact same thing on a previous article on IoT. I'm not willing to pay one more dollar for a refridgerator that I can access with my phone. Or a car that doubles as an entertainment center. My concern is before long we won't have a chance to vote with our pocketbook.
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