December 29th, 1959, Richard Feynman gave a talk entitled "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom." While the world turned their gaze to the cosmos (Sputnik had launched two years earlier), others gazed at the space within. Feynman contemplated atomic scale devices and today, Kris Pister and the team at Dust Networks are amplifying Feynman's speculations. The ZigBee Alliance is even developing communication standards for dust. Imagine ways in which smart dust could change everything.
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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