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Internet of Things: Promises and Perils for Traditional Product Makers

28 October 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
According to some reports, the Internet of Things originated in 1982, when computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University added sensors to a campus Coke machine and connected it to the local network so they could check how many Cokes were left without leaving their workstations. Primitive though it was, that experiment offered a glimpse of the efficiencies that a world of similarly connected devices—an Internet of Things (IoT)—might someday bring.


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