Rich Lafferty's LiveJournal (mendel) wrote,
Rich Lafferty's LiveJournal
mendel

  • Mood:

What was it called?

A few years ago, while there was still a dot-com bubble, there was a company selling an internet appliance with a flat screen, which after its release took about a day for someone to figure out how to get it to run Linux. The company was selling them at a loss and making things up in subscriptions, except that you didn't need a subscription if you were going to run Linux on it.

Anyone remember what they were called?

They weren't Netwinders, which is the word that is stuck in my head preventing me from thinking of the right one, and which are thin clients; this was a modem-based all-in-one home internet appliance that by design could only use the subscription service.

Subscribe

  • New Year's resolution

    I'm going to post this on my zen blog later this week, but right now I want to post it somewhere and I'm too tired to compose a post over…

  • how's this work again

    So uh hi there everyone, long time no see? So I've got this theory where I think it'd be good for me to just write about stuff that's going on here,…

  • o hai lj.

    I should totally start using this again.

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 8 comments