Jop Esmeijer is an innovator and researcher at the strategy department of TNO, the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research. His main research area is the societal impact of ICT,...
Roger Kay: Endpoints Vs. The Internet Of Things
Source: „Last week on Twitter, a few friends of mine, IT industry analysts and journalists, were tossing around the conversational ball. We were debating terminology — The Internet of Things — that has come into common usage recently and is being tugged at and morphed by an increasing number of interested parties.
The question started with Ben Pimentel, a reporter for MarketWatch, who asked, “What will we eventually call it: ‘Internet of Things’ or ‘Internet of Everything’?” I jumped in and noted, “Used to be plain ol’ embedded; suited me fine. U want Internet of something? Have at it.”
At that moment Ray Wang, Constellation Research Founder, said, “digital endpoints :)” Then, given that my firm is named Endpoint Technologies Associates and that I am always promoting the use of the term “endpoint” in any context, I had to come back with, “I think Ray is onto something ;)”
Pimentel pointed out that “Digital Endpoints would be shorter, easier to fit in headlines :)” (For some reason, everyone felt the need to keep those digital grins on.)”