Over the last few years, members of the O'Reilly community have increasingly turned their attention to hardware. It's getting much easier to design, prototype, build and market hardware, and it's getting easier to integrate software and hardware into fluid packages of intelligence, beauty, and intuitive design. Hardware and software are coming together, and it's becoming essential for each side to understand the other.
Collected here are a few of the stories and theories from our alpha-geek friends that come from the convergence of software and hardware.
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Table of Contents
Software, Hardware, Everywhere
More 1876 than 1995
The New Bot on the Block 11
If This/Then That (IFTTT) and the Belkin WeMo
#IoTH: The Internet of Things and Humans
The Industrial Internet of Things 33
Trope or Fact? Technology Creates More Jobs than It Destroys
Architecture, Design, and the Connected Environment
The Lingering Seduction of the Page
Let There Be (Intelligent) Light