“Shhht, they’re listening!”
or a real quick subjective history of the internet of things




LIFT conference, Feb 25th 200...
Something to drink first?
1990- Networked Coke machine - Xerox park
1998- Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol - The Int...
Meh...
2001 - Smart fridge concept announced by Tesco
2001 - Orange at home- Smart homes
200? - HomeLab - Philips Research
Then 2006 happened...
2005 - Shaping Things - Bruce Sterling
2006 - Everyware - Adam Greenfield
2006 - LIFT - Blogject wor...
Pretty, shiny and smart
2006 - Nabaztag is launched - Violet
2006 - iPod + Nike is launched - Apple
2007 - Whattson - DIY ...
New tools emerged
2005 - Arduino is born - Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, Italy
2009 - Arduino, Seeduino, Freeduino, ...
Networked and published
2008 - Pachube is launched
2007 - Xbee takes off with Making Things Talk - Tom Igoe
2008 - Arduino...
Thinkers at work
2006 - Manifesto for Networked objects - Julian Bleecker
2007 - Day in the life of a designer and her sma...
RFID is taking over
2008 - Mir:ror is launched
2008 - Poken is launched
2009 - Tikitag is renamed Touchatag
What next?
  If all this took place in the past 4 years, what will 2050 look like?




2006 2009 2010        2020         ...
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Introductory presentation to the "Future of the Internet of Things" workshop as part of LIFT09
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Shhh, they're listening, a subjective history of the Internet of Things

  1. “Shhht, they’re listening!” or a real quick subjective history of the internet of things LIFT conference, Feb 25th 2009 Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, CEO & Co-Founder of Tinker.it! www.tinker.it / alex@tinker.it
  2. Something to drink first? 1990- Networked Coke machine - Xerox park 1998- Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol - The Internet Society
  3. Meh... 2001 - Smart fridge concept announced by Tesco 2001 - Orange at home- Smart homes 200? - HomeLab - Philips Research
  4. Then 2006 happened... 2005 - Shaping Things - Bruce Sterling 2006 - Everyware - Adam Greenfield 2006 - LIFT - Blogject workshop - Julian Bleecker & Nicolas Nova 2006 - Near field interactions workshop, NordiCHI, Oslo
  5. Pretty, shiny and smart 2006 - Nabaztag is launched - Violet 2006 - iPod + Nike is launched - Apple 2007 - Whattson - DIY Kyoto 2007 - iPhone is launched - Apple
  6. New tools emerged 2005 - Arduino is born - Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, Italy 2009 - Arduino, Seeduino, Freeduino, Boarduino, etc sell worldwide and have infiltrated academia.
  7. Networked and published 2008 - Pachube is launched 2007 - Xbee takes off with Making Things Talk - Tom Igoe 2008 - Arduino Ethernet shield is launched 2008 - Nick O’Leary at IBM gets his Current Cost meter hooked up to MQTT 2009 - Tom Taylor at Headshieft gets his tiny cashier’s printer to talk to Twitter
  8. Thinkers at work 2006 - Manifesto for Networked objects - Julian Bleecker 2007 - Day in the life of a designer and her smart things 2050 - Tom Klinkowstein 2008 - Internet of Things - Rob Van Kranenburg 2009 - Internet of Things, a roadmap for 2020 - INFSO D.4
  9. RFID is taking over 2008 - Mir:ror is launched 2008 - Poken is launched 2009 - Tikitag is renamed Touchatag
  10. What next? If all this took place in the past 4 years, what will 2050 look like? 2006 2009 2010 2020 2030 2040 2050

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