Google Maps and Google Earth changed our ideas of what a map on a computer could do for us. We now have tremendously detailed data about the real world and software to manipulate it. Some of the data and code are open, some closed. More and more companies want to connect their products and services to the real world with these data and services.
The Internet of Things That Do What You Tell Them: Cory Doctorow passionately explains how computers are already entwined in our lives, which means laws that support lock-in are much more than inconveniences.
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