Building a Web of Things
The massive number of Internet of Things (IoT) end devices described in the preceding chapter will be producing and consuming prodigious amounts of simple data in the form of terse chirps (see Chapter 2). But if these chirps, as described, lack the traditional overhead trappings of well-known protocols such as TCP/IP, how can they be moved across the traditional Internet—or indeed, across any network at all?
The majority of IoT end devices will, by design, be cheap, limited in power and memory, and rudimentary. They will not be capable of managing and controlling their own networking as IP devices are expected ...