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ZDNN: AOL readying free Net access device?

Jul 16, 1999, 16:19 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John G. Spooner)

"National Semiconductor... is working with America Online Inc. to develop an access appliance for the company's online service."

"The AOL device will likely be designed for sending e-mail and browsing the Web. It will likely be distributed at little or no cost to customers who sign up for AOL's online service."

"...the devices will be easy to use and targeted in purpose... 'We've got products now in development that boot in literally 5 seconds', [National Semi Internet Appliance Div. VP Mike] Polacek added. ...will be made possible by Geode, National Semi's so-called 'PC-on-a-chip.' "

'Conspicuous by its absence'--mention of OS involved. - lt ed

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