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      I worked for the company that Netpliance became. I had an old Netpliance i-Opener on my desk as a decoration. I know personally four of the authors of this.

      Good times. Really brings back memories.

      Also: I’m old.

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      A good idea and we sort of got there, didn’t we? Most people don’t “configure” their phones in any meaningful sense. I certainly do 75% of my browsing and 95% of my communication on mine.

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      This reminds me of WebTV my house had at one point. It was just a few applications on a home screen plugged into a TV with a keyboard for navigation.