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+ - Why the Internet of Things is more 1876 than 1995

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An anonymous reader writes "Some folks would like you to think that 1995 was the year everybody was brought online and that, starting this year, we'll bring everything else along for the ride. If that seems far fetched to you, Glen Martin writes about how the Internet of Things has more in common with the age of steam than the digital revolution: "Philadelphia's Centennial Exposition of 1876 was America's first World’s Fair, and was ostensibly held to mark the nation's 100th birthday. But it heralded the future as much as it celebrated the past, showcasing the country’s strongest suit: technology.""
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Why the Internet of Things is more 1876 than 1995

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