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The Internet of Buttons


Push the button, press the button… Buttons are everywhere in our lives. We press a tiny button to ring the bell, press another one to switch on the TV, and another one to call the hostess.

Yiğit Kulabaş, PhD*

Buttons have multiple functions, and thereby multiple names. Sometimes it is a key to switch on the lights, to raise the blinds. Sometimes it is a switch that controls a whole system. What about the simple play button that brings music and joy to your life? Or multiway switches enabling users to control the same lamp from both sides of the hallway? Buttons come together and become remote controls, keyboards. Nearly every machine, every tools have buttons on them. Basically buttons are the interface of life. Easy to use and available everywhere.

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