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Re: 3. WoT Thing needs to have meta Band

From: David Janes <davidjanes@davidjanes.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 05:17:57 -0500
Message-ID: <CACp1KyNwbx__7wNAHrgEANNxcPGNiK6W4zfVgDcPSbpc=2cvDg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org>
Cc: "t2trg@irtf.org" <t2TRG@irtf.org>, public-wot-ig@w3.org
So this gets into one of the principals I'd like to promote, that:

   - things do what they say they do
   - things are what they say they are

So if you have an old Pentium in the basement that you'd like to heat the
room (or the student's computer pool room at Karlsruhe), you can add
"iot-facet:climate.heating" to the metadata facets. When some client wants
to heat up the room, they introspect the environment, find that there's a
device that (says its) a heater and turn it on.

D.

On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 5:08 AM, Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> wrote:

> > "iot-facet:climate.heating",
>
> But maybe I don't need to know that something was sold as a heating?
> Switching on the computer may heat my room fine.
>
> Most people who build computers won't think of the fact that it also can
> serve as a 200 W heater.  Or TVs, lamps; ...
>
> Knowing the purpose of a thing certainly is useful, but knowing the
> actual effect may be more useful.
>
> (But maybe you can make those facets fine-granular enough that they are
> useful for searching for a particular effect.)
>
> Grüße, Carsten
>
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