[Question to myself] Hey Chris (aka Akiba), how come you're posting so much news? I thought you didn't want to be a news aggregator!

[Answer to myself] I dunno. I tend to sway with the wind. More precisely, I'm basically indecisive and spontaneous. Two excellent traits for an engineer. 

 [Now here's my post..]

Lately, I've been posting a lot of links to news articles and blog posts. One of the reasons is that now that I can safely cordon off the main part of my blog from the News area, I want to show everyone how much info there is out there. There's a lot of talk going on regarding Zigbee and WSNs in general. Also, I don't think that just posting press releases or articles based on those releases is sufficient to get a good picture of what's going on. Often, standard news outlets are the last to pick up on trends. To really get a feel for what's going on, you have to balance the news with grassroots bloggers who are usually the first ones on the scene when something interesting happens or are actually trying to implement the things that the press releases just talk about. The trendy term in the Silicon Valley set is "Noise", which is probably best explained in this article but it does have a ring of truth to it. As I mentioned before, it's up to the individual to choose what's relevant and what's not, but the information is definitely out there.

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