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Ken SinclairFebruary theme "Making it Mashable"

Our goal now is to achieve mashable integration of all our services and products. We need to create mashable pieces that will allow the creators of IoT gizmos and spimes to further create things never before imagined.

When I left for AHRExpo Orlando I thought the theme of "making it mashable" was a leading thought, but as I discussed with the industries' thought leaders it became a clear vision on everyone's mind. It's not only just the goal of trying to make our creations mashable but the exhausting job searching the Internet of Things to see if mashable creations that are applicable presently exist.

Our sessions in Orlando went well, the transformation of our industry is well underway with Internet of Things becoming part of everything. As we help define our role in the transformation it became very clear that making it mashable was a large part. I was pleased with the turn out and interactions at AHRExpo.

I am extremely pleased with Toby's column for our February issue as it adds depth to Making it Mashable. This comment: The Internet of Things is being built to mash, says it all.

Built to Mash  Economic mashups enable allocation, balancing, and smoothing of resource use within a micromarket. - Toby Considine, TC9 Inc

Getting our head around a spimes defined as; Manufactured objects whose informational support is so overwhelmingly extensive and rich that they are regarded as material instantiations of an immaterial system. Spimes begin and end as data; they are designed on screens, fabricated by digital means, and precisely tracked through space and time throughout their earthly sojourn.

Did you get that? The data within data is powerful and there is the increasing tendency of both gizmos and spimes to have well defined service interfaces that encapsulate their complexity and enable simpler high-level integration. Think about how well your smart phone does all that with a simple connection to the complex.

Part of the IoT consortia such as the AllSeen Alliance is to make appliances and lighting and security mashable.

The AllSeen Alliance is a cross-industry consortium dedicated to enabling the interoperability of billions of devices, services and apps that comprise the Internet of Things.

Imagine a new generation of software, devices, applications and products able to connect and share information to enable better decisions, create new markets and stimulate new product development and industries we can’t even imagine today. That’s the promise of the Internet of Things—more than 30 billion connected devices changing the way we live, work and learn.

Here is a start on this for our industry:


The Energy Mashup Lab is all about encapsulating complex functionality within simpler (abstract) resource acquisitions, and then enabling mashups through common agent interfaces.

Do not become overwhelmed with all this, the simple message is, how do our products and services interact with other existing products and services? Are they mashable? Can they be used to create things the creators never imagined.

I am very pleased with our line up of articles columns & interviews containing discussions about how we as an industry need to be mashable for our future with renewables, micro grids, social media, machine learning, automated fault detection, predictive analysis and the path to Building Genius.

Making it Mashable was talked about as part of the Fourth annual Connection Community Collaboratory an educational discussion held in a open collaboratory by the connection community that allowed all to learn and share.

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