Killing time in a hotel lobby


In the past few days I’ve attended the Internet Of Things conference in Zurich. If you’re keeping an eye on my flickr feed, you might have noticed a few photos tagged with iot2008. I was responding to the invitation to put photos under that tag but so far I seem to be the only person bothering to do so.

This was sort of the core message behind the demo we did at this conference: people use the internet to check out places before they go there and again afterwards to e.g. upload photos but during your presence somewhere, the internet is pretty damn useless. Our demo presented our web based platform for smart places.

The conference was quite interesting and right now I’m enjoying the free WLAN in the hotel lobby of the Swissotel in the Oerlikon district. My plane isn’t leaving until 19:00, I’ve read my mail, had my daily dose of RSS goodness on google reader and am now thoroughly bored. So