We've talked about the "Internet of Things" on Spark before, the coming world where ordinary objects that we wouldn't necessarily recognize as computers, can communicate information to the Internet, and are dispersed in our environment. As we start to see more and more sensors throughout in our environment, potentially, we can know and share a lot more real-time information about what's going on in the world around us. What if that information could be collected and shared in real-time, by people like you and me? Pachube (pronounced "Patch Bay") is an open platform for posting and sharing real-time data from the environment, such as air quality, energy use, or, as has recently been the case, geiger counter readouts from Japan in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis. Today I interviewed Usman Haque, founder and CEO of Pachube, about the company, and the potential power for bottom-up information harnessing the Internet of Things.
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