keskiviikko 15. huhtikuuta 2015

We did have IoT back then - without cloud services though

Back in the eighties it was possible to write code with language like BASIC and run it on home computers like Commodore 64 or Sinclair Spectrum. Those software and hardware platforms were not created only for fun. You could write code which controlled the heating of your house. Those were the days! Were we living the times of IoT (=Internet of Things) back then?

The difference between now and then, I guess, has to do with the Internet. Back in the old days there were not that many solutions when you wanted to save your information. Nowadays it's possible to send all the information to a cloud based server. A credit card sized computer is able to take care of it all. How nice! On the other hand one must remember security issues concerning cloud services.

Many of us started sort of IoT long time ago. Now it's time to take it further with computers like Raspberry Pi and Odroid C1.

My Commodore 64

My Odroid C1

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