Enabling the Internet of Things

  title={Enabling the Internet of Things},
  author={Roy Want and Bill N. Schilit and Scott Jenson},
Merging the virtual World Wide Web with nearby physical devices that are part of the Internet of Things gives anyone with a mobile device and the appropriate authorization the power to monitor or control anything. 

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