There's an article on the BBC website regarding security flaws in Internet connected light bulbs. Apparently it's possible to hack into these to gain access to the network passwords. Osram's Lightify range features internet-connected light bulbs that can be controlled using a smartphone app. I don't think it's unreasonable to ask why anyone would be desperate enough to feel the need to. The Internet of things is said to be what we've all been waiting for, but is it? Will devices like these change our lives or are they just being done because they can be done? Might we not be better off if the skills being used to design Internet-controlled light bulbs and the like were put to something genuinely useful instead?