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Charles Bell, MicroPython for the Internet of Things, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3123-4_1

1. What Is the Internet of Things?

Charles Bell

(1)Warsaw, Virginia, USA

If you’ve been watching the technology world lately, chances are you have encountered numerous mentions of the term, the Internet of Things. Most media references and company advertisements label this or that as the Internet of Things but with little or no explanation about what it means. Even when you do find some depth of what it means, the text tends to focus on either the problems and challenges, or they focus on the promise of making our lives better in the future. Some suggest the Internet of Things will bring about the inevitable evolution of our society ...

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