⌘ December 23, 2022

Stuff I Love

Weave > Matter

I really wish that Weave’ had won out as the brand name for the smart home communication standard over Matter.

Weave was the protocol that Nest had developed to go with their Thread radios (think similar to Bluetooth or Wi-fi radios).

Seeing as Thread radios are still at the heart of interconnected devices with Matter, that whimsical many-threads-make-a-strong-weave analogy would be easier to explain than something as esoteric as Matter’.

I like names that make sense, and Matter-the-home-standard doesn’t have one of them. At least Matter-the-reading-app has some logic behind its name. It comes from a quote and book by storied author Ursula K. LeGuin:

Words are my matter.


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