"Start to prepare" for the internet of things

You know when your mate who doesn't really know a lot about football starts talking about it and you get a bit embarrassed? Well, that's the feeling I get reading this article about Ed Vaizey, UK under-secretary of state for various things including, seemingly, telecoms. Ed was talking on IPv6 day about the move from IPv4 to IPv6 and M2M and the IoT. I guess it's hard to expect an elected official to be a technical expert but it was somewhat cringe-making.

Link here.

The bit that set me laughing was this from Ed: "In fact, the slogan that I came up with this morning, which I thought was rather neat, was, "Don’t panic, but do start to prepare"". Steady on now Ed. Let's not be too hasty now.