The Internet of Things

Jeremy Keith

in 2007 it was estimated that councils in London spent around £150M, or €190M, per year on removing chewing gum from the city streets.
Memory Diamond — a hypothetical crystalline form of carbon used for data storage, in which each bit is represented positionally by an atom of one isotope or another (in this case, carbon-12 or carbon-13)
creating something personal, even of moderate quality, has a different kind of appeal than consuming something made by others, even of high quality
the GeoCities of Things' - the moment when it's as easy to make personal technology objects as it was to make a GeoCities page.