@Birdmachine everything old is new again. Fidonet?
Remember ideas of wifi community usenet servers. Raspberrry pi. bit of storage, battery, solar power. Or the linux computer in a power wall wart. Just plug it into a socket in a janitor's cupboard and walk away.
Remember throwies? Ecologically unsound but fun little packages of magnet, battery, led. These things should have some IoT smarts by now.
Throwies really needed a joule thief circuit and a timer. Years of once a minute flashes.
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