Two examples of the Internet of Things in new and unexpected places
When I started working for Sun Microsystems in 1996 I was asked to help out on a project at an international shipping company. The shipper wanted to be able to track a package’s progress, based on barcodes, through their system from pickup to delivery and all the stops in between. The bigger goal was to create the first global shipping logistics system and use the collected data to improve the company’s processes.
A few years later I found myself working with a New York...