Subject: Re: kitchen computer
To: Chris Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chuck Yerkes <email@example.com>
Date: 10/27/2002 21:25:39
Hmmm, vt510 in the garage with the keyboard in a plastic bag
(keeps oily fingers off).
Have a 3com Audrey in the kitchen. Runs qnix or something. Has an
ethernet and a browser. Haven't hacked into it. No need, I use
the browser. Talks to a real computer on the back end. Picked it
up for $75 or so, likely cheaper now.
Quoting Chris Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> I'd like to find an inexpensive, relatively small computer that I can
> put in my kitchen or someplace similar (running NetBSD, of course). In
> the past, there were things like the iOpener, but those don't appear to
> be made anymore. And there are hpcmips machines (I have one, and it's
> neat), but they require you to boot into WinCE and then manually launch
> the bootloader. I've heard people touting the various ARM processors,
> saying they have a potential to produce cheap but quite usable
> computers, but the last time I looked for such, I didn't find any.
> Ideally, such a computer would have a hard drive, an ethernet port, a
> touch screen, and a USB port. And, of course, the price would be
> reasonable -- certainly less than I could buy a bare-bones PC for.
> Any thoughts? Are there really such devices out there?
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