When Hardware Meets Software
How the Internet of Things Transforms Design and Manufacturing
By Mike Barlow
Released: November 2014
Is the Internet the frontend of a new industrial age?
The Internet is rapidly transforming from a simple network of humans with computers into the backbone of a new industrial society of networked machines that connect with each other to get things done. And nowhere is this revolution more apparent than in consumer hardware. Welcome to the Internet of Solids, where software developers think like product designers, and product designers think more like software developers.
In this O’Reilly report, Mike Barlow talks to several industry leaders about the effects of the indie hardware movement, the product innovation taking shape on the factory floors of Shenzhen, China, and GE’s vision of an Industrial Internet.
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Download this free report and find out to why it is advantageous for students, software engineers, and entrepreneurs to learn how to work with hardware and why hardware people need to look at problems in new ways.
Mike Barlow is an award-winning journalist, author, and communications strategy consultant.