Machine number 27 will break down in the next 30 days!
by Schuyler Erle
Related link: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.12/intel.html
A fascinating Wired piece on Intel's research into smart motes - tiny devices outfitted with a microprocessor, some sensors, and a wireless link to its peers - which could be "the size of a grain of rice and selling for around $5 by 2011," if Intel's plans bear fruit. (Thanks go out to Adam Flaherty for the link.)