Friday, March 1, 2019

Power & Connectivity

Power and connectivity are some the most important and fundamental constraints that we run into. Finding a little tweak or innovation in those constraints can drive completely different classes of use cases - things like Nest thermostat, Arlo cameras, or Ring doorbell found a niche where part of the innovation came from finding an unexpected source of power.

Speaking of power and connectivity, at least we're not in Tonga!

In the capital, Nuku’alofa, a satellite dish was hastily mounted on Monday to provide limited and slow backup connectivity, prompting hundreds of people to queue outside a government telecom office where the signal is most reliable. “You just wait for your turn to have your 20 minutes to access...it’s currently hot here in Tonga at the moment but they’ve put up a tent outside, with chairs, so people can wait.”

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