What is the Internet of Things? And the Web of Things, for the matter?


The Internet of Things is a global network of computers, sensors and actuators connected through Internet protocols.


The Web of Things consists of RESTful Web services that measure or manipulate physical properties.


More on this in the following excerpt of the book:


Chapter 4 The Internet of Things
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For some other definitions, see this page.

Companion Web site for the book
Getting Started with the Internet of Things
By Cuno Pfister
Publisher: O'Reilly Media