The Internet of Things

by Daniel H. Steinberg

This week, Bruce Sterling's Emerging Technology keynote on "The Internet of Things" is the sole segment in our program. (DTF 03-15-2006: 30 minutes 13 seconds)

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Distributing the Future March 15, 2006: "The Internet of Things"

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Bruce Sterling, science fiction writer, looks ahead to a world of ubiquitous computing. A world where you can use Google to find your socks in the morning. He also talks quite a bit about the importance of how we choose to name the technologies and trends we are developing. This program is an edited version of his keynote at this year's O'Reilly Emerging Technology conference. You might also want to check out Sterling's blog, Beyond the Beyond. (27:00)

Total running time: 30:13

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Production Notes

The initial montage is from Tim O'Reilly, recorded at OSCON '04 and in a phone interview with Doug Kaye of ITConversations, and is used with permission. "The future is here, it's just not evenly distributed yet" is a quote from author William Gibson that Tim used with attribution.

The credits, including special thanks to David Battino for composing and performing the theme music. David can be found at and also edits O'Reilly's Digital Audio site. David provided a lot of help and feedback getting this program launched. We used Soundtrack Pro, Skype, Bias Peak, and Audio Hijack Pro to put it together.

Daniel H. Steinberg is the editor for the new series of Mac Developer titles for the Pragmatic Programmers. He writes feature articles for Apple's ADC web site and is a regular contributor to Mac Devcenter. He has presented at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, MacWorld, MacHack and other Mac developer conferences.

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