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July 04, 2008

Pachube: Connecting things that sense things

I'm not sure what I'd use this for, but its certainly cool and very cybernetic. Pachube is a service for tagging objects that share data from their sensors.

Services like Pachube could be useful for some kinds of very high-level business intelligence, particularly analyses that cross organisational or national boundaries.

At the moment, however, it does have the feel of a webcams site with graphs and XML, but as more objects, places and devices get wired (or wireless) then something like Pachube becomes an inevitable evolution.

pachube screenshot showing graph of a Tower Bridge sensor

Perhaps someone will find some interesting way of using some of these sensors in one of the many mashup competitions making the rounds currently.

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