11 Jan '15, 10pm

The Thing Is...

"Thing" is a word that encompasses everything, goes with anything and clarifies just about nothing. "The thing is to put a motor in yourself." -- Frank Zappa, "We're Only In It for the Money" LAS VEGAS -- According to all the banners, keynote speakers and shameless self-promoters at this year's Consumer Electronics Saturnalia (CES), the thing is the "Internet of Things." Samsung CEO B.K. Yoon The very term sounds momentous. I fairly trembled at its vast scope and Promethean implications until -- the first night here -- B.K. Yoon, head honcho for consumer electronics at Samsung, tried to explain how the Internet of Things (Eye Oh Tea) will endemically "change people's lives for the better while "transforming society and revolutionizing industries" the world over. Whoo-ee! The thing is that Yoon seemed to be having trouble with the concept of the "thing" itself. I don't blam...

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