Tuesday, May 25, 2010


On the road again... this week it is to the
ConnectivityWeek conference and and NIST's Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) meetings in Santa Clara, CA. It looks like an interesting week of Smart Grid and energy-efficiency sessions ahead (with a half-dozen or so intrepid BACneteers present). The SGIP has grown trememndously from the kickoff meeting last November, up from 400+ organizations to 528, and from 440 or so individuals (present) to 1600 members today.

Yesterday, the first day of the meeting, closed with a most memorable address from one of our members, Vint Cerf -- if the name is familiar, he's a father of the Internet. We learned much about designing systems to be flexible going forward, just the way the Internet Protocol became.

(And that 32-bit IPv4 address that's becoming a problem as address space runs out? Well, as he said, the underlying Internet as we know it was only an experiment -- one that never came to an end.)

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