Let`s face the truth, "The Internet of Things" (or IoT like the all the cool cats say) isn't more than a fancy buzzword. Interestingly though, it is used by two different groups of people, one wants to "shove big data into the cloud" and the other group builds DIY software & hardware to control their coffee machine using a Tessel backed up by an Raspberry PI.
If we dive deeper into this topic, looking for a common ground both groups build upon, we see the same questions bubbling up: Is my battery powered motion detector really connected to the internet? If all these devices belong to the category "Internet of Things", why do I need a vendor specific access point to control them? Does my cloudy big data lightbulb producer know when I turn on the lights? And very important: Why doesn't this "Internet of Things" work in my browser? Do I really need 20 iPhone apps to turn stuff on and off?
On the meta level, all these questions could be answered wi