“The Internet of Things,” a/k/a IoT.

OMG, how many incomprehensible phrases or neologisms can one lay human being, i.e., me, deal with in one day?

Source: Good News and a Caution About the Internet of Things | The Legal Intelligencer

Here are the first two paragraphs:

The Internet of Things, also known as IoT, is a relatively new phenomenon that comes with great benefits and some potentially high risks. While we enjoy the benefits, we ignore the risks at our peril.

A few years ago, no one but a few techies had even heard of the Internet of Things. Broadly speaking, the ever-growing IoT refers to devices connected to the Internet for the purpose of information transfer or process automation. Building owners and managers and homeowners are installing more and more devices that yield productivity, cost savings and pure pleasure. The usages for these devices is almost limitless and includes lighting, security, HVAC, communications, cellphones and their many apps, parking, utilities, scheduling and digital storage. Their boost of productivity, sustainability and convenience is a real plus and very good news for all of us.

Here’s a little quiz. At what point in the second paragraph did your eyes glaze over?

PS. There was a time when the word “neologism” was primarily applicable to the verbal constructions emanating from the mouths of schizophrenics.

PPS. I once wrote a satire published in the Journal of Irreproducible Results that sounds awfully like this article on The Internet of Things. Could this be satire?

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