1. One vendor sells light bulbs with a 802.15.4 radio and controller embedded in each light bulb. Search the Web, and make a list of other unexpected items for use in the Internet of Things.
2. List the characteristics of IEEE’s 802.15.4 wireless standard.
3. What is a mesh network, and how does it operate?
4. What is the basic idea behind the MLE protocol?
1. Does a distributed data center approach make sense for a business in which each web request requires access to a central database? Why or why not?
2. With what general use is peer-to-peer computing often associated?
3. How are the Internet and cellular telephone systems converging?
4. Name three examples of social network applications.