Why there is no such thing as green ICT

This article was originally published at http://archive.eurescom.eu/message/messageNov2010/Is-there-an-Internet-of-Things.asp in November 2008 Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) constitute an industry sector of its own that has pervaded all other sectors of our economy having a profound impact on economic, societal and environmental indicators. Today, it has become fashionable to talk about green ICT, although most of the …

Is there an Internet of Things?

This article was originally published at http://archive.eurescom.eu/message/messageNov2010/Is-there-an-Internet-of-Things.asp in November 2010 In the late 1980s, the term ubiquitous computing was coined by Mark Weiser, chief scientist at Xerox PARC. He advocated that the best computer is a quiet, invisible servant. In his vision, he described several scenarios that are still reference scenarios for what is generally …