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The Internet of things is great until it blows up your house

Robert Helpmann?? Silver badge

No Codes for You

The solution to that problem seems obvious. Design an iron equipped with Bluetooth LE... blah, blah, blah...

Funny... the obvious solution to me would be a cheap barcode scanner in the iron... yada, yada, yada...

Have neither of you washed clothes? What are you going to be making that tag out of that will last for the entire usable life of the clothing that you will also want to allow to come into contact with your skin? What happens with clothes that lose their tags? What do you do with custom/bespoke items? If this tech is going to be applied to washers and other appliances as well, how will you deal with items other than outerwear?

Take that bright idea and play the What Could Possibly Go Wrong game. If you end up with more headaches than doing the job the way it is currently done, you're probably headed in the wrong direction.

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