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Internet appliances of yesteryear


发布日期: 2010-07-07
Netpliance I-opener | Netpliance我大开眼界
Netpliance我大开眼界 昔日的互联网设备

The Netpliance I-Opener was one of the pioneers in a class of Web-surfing gadgets known as Internet appliances.

Though most such devices survived less than a year on the market, the vision of providing simpler and more specialized on-ramps to the Internet has largely been realized, albeit a decade later.
3Com's Audrey | 3Com的奥黛丽
3Com的奥黛丽 昔日的互联网设备
Perhaps the most stylish of the bunch, 3Com's Audrey came in trendy muted colors like Linen, Sunshine, and Meadow. However, like the others, it was discontinued in 2001, just six months after its introduction.
Gateway AOL Touch Pad | AOL的触摸板网关
AOL的触摸板网关 昔日的互联网设备

Gateway's entry into the Net appliance segment was done in conjunction with Internet service provider AOL. The Touch Pad was built around a 10-inch flat-screen display and tied to AOL's service.

First shown in November 2000, it was officially discontinued in October 2001, but had been written off for dead months earlier.
Larry Ellison's New Internet Computer (NIC) | 埃利森的新的互联网电脑(网卡)
埃利森的新的互联网电脑(网卡) 昔日的互联网设备
Larry Ellison created the New Internet Computer Co. to sell an Internet appliance modeled on his vision of a network computer. What emerged was this Linux-based device, some 40,000 of which were sold before the company closed its doors in 2003.
Kerbango | Kerbango
Kerbango 昔日的互联网设备
Also sold by 3Com, the Kerbango Internet radio was more single-purpose than the other early Internet appliances, but was discontinued in March 2001, along with the Audrey.