I have decided to focus on a new, unique and controversial data source for information management architectures - radio frequency identification (RFID). A year ago, I had barely heard of RFID. In the past year, I have had the opportunity to work on projects in multiple industries that source RFID data to initiate an industry-wide RFID implementation and have networked with several exciting RFID-oriented startups and RF engineers. The Dallas area, where I live, is a hotbed of RFID activity.
From what I've learned, I am impressed with the possibilities. With this technology, the next century has the potential to codify and make finite the seemingly infinite, potentially to the point of codification of life itself. It is that big. In this first part, I will give an overview of RFID. It is important to understand the uses and applications in order to architect properly.
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