“There isn’t really one cloud. Every manufacturer has their own cloud service, and often these clouds are closed, proprietary environments. Devices that live in their own siloed cloud cannot speak to one another, meaning they cannot benefit from the data, context or control of nearby IoT devices. That is why we currently need a separate app to control — and interface with — each connected thing we buy. This may be acceptable in the near term, but it cannot scale.”
I disagree! We used to talk about random and sequential as a part of “mind styles”. By mind styles we referred to how each individual ordered his/her world. (Trust me, this has been studied extensively). The one cloud/many cloud argument is nothing more than the same discussion. Either you make sense of things due to their linked, connected attributes (sequential) or you make sense because of their spatial and/or temporal proximity to each other (randomness).
In my view (perhaps limited) the beauty of the Cloud (Internet/Web, etc) is the very fact that we can connect stuff – with dedicated apps or shared logins – or else just let it all float about while we (and others) discover it and then link it (thread it) for others to find.
Thanks to Liat Ben-Zur – Voices – AllThingsD