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Aditya GuptaThe IoT Hacker's Handbookhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4300-8_1

1. Internet of Things: A Primer

Aditya Gupta1 
Walnut, CA, USA

In the world of communication technology, two of the events that hold special significance are the invention of ARPANET, a computer network allowing computers to exchange data even when being geographically separate, and the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT). The latter, however, was an evolving process instead of a single event. The earliest implementations of the IoT concept occurred when a couple of Carnegie Mellon University students found a way to monitor the number of cans remaining in a vending machine by allowing devices to communicate with the external world. They did this ...

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