Around the turn of the century the information technology (IT) community had the wool pulled over its eyes. It was scared and bullied into believing that there was a bug in all computer programmes that would make systems fail when the new millennium arrived. It was known as the Y2K bug (read about computer bugs here) and not much functional proof was provided to its existence. No reported event of that nature ever occurred but IT consultants everywhere cashed in on writing fluffy bits of meaningless code that supposedly tested for the bug! The apocalyptic predictions of 1st January, 2000, never materialised and it slowly dawned on the IT community that they had been taken for a ride.
Read more about the maligning of #IoT over at LinkedIn here.