This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
The Hierarchy of IoT “Thing” Needs
To define an IoT “Thing,” I’m going to employ Maslow’s hierarchy of
needs — that well-known human psychology paradigm typically displayed in
the shape of a pyramid, with the most fundamental human needs
(physiological needs like air, food and water) at the bottom and rising
to the most esoteric needs (self-actualization or expression of full
potential) at the apex. I’ve sketched out a derivative needs pyramid for IoT “Things,” charting their ascent to Thing-actualization.