Subject: re[2]: [coallesced replies] Re: how to create 21,780 new free software jobs (2,530 in R&D)
From: Rich Persaud <persaud@b8d.net>
Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2002 17:49:42 -0800

 Sat, 9 Nov 2002 17:49:42 -0800
|  Of course, this model was in fact the rage of 1999.  Network
|  "appliances" which were cheap or free, but were service-locked to an
|  ISP, and could have their software updated at any time by that service
|  provider.
|
|  It failed, mostly because people didn't want to be service-locked.
|
|  Brian

Related: 

The Personal Virtual Computer:
(view the DoCoMo presentation at the end)

   http://www.ai.mit.edu/people/hqm/pvs.html

From AT&T's now-defunct UK lab:

  http://www.uk.research.att.com/bphone/tech.html

Rich