#26 • Empty Nest: The Island of Misfit Things

On May 15, Nest permanently disabled the Revolv home hub, rendering thousands of consumers’ home IoT systems worthless. What does this mean for IoT devices going forward? Do IoT developers have an obligation to keep their supporting networks active forever? Should there be legal requirements for how End of Life IoT devices or is it just understood that one day your purchase may be deemed unnecessary by its parent company?

We discuss all these and more in this episode while we explore what obligations come with a new form of product that needs to connect to the outside world to do its job.

NOTE: Since recording this episode Tony Fadell has stepped down as CEO of Nest.

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