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Foundations of Modern Networking: SDN, NFV, QoE, IoT, and Cloud by William Stallings

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Chapter 14. The Internet of Things: Components

Within our grasp is the leisure of the Greek citizen, made possible by our mechanical slaves, which far outnumber his twelve to fifteen per free man. These mechanical slaves jump to our aid. As we step into a room, at the touch of a button a dozen light our way. Another slave sits twenty-four hours a day at our thermostat, regulating the heat of our home. Another sits night and day at our automatic refrigerator. They start our car; run our motors; shine our shoes, and cut our hair. They practically eliminate time and space by their very fleetness.

Spectatoritis, Jay B. Nash, 1932

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