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What was the first netbook?

May 11, 2009, 21:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"Sorry, that doesn't make it. Someone somewhere may have used infrared for networking, but the only common use for that technology was to talk to printers. If you're just going to use really, small computer that can work with the Internet as your definition, I'd consider 1988's MS-DOS-powered NEC UltraLite -- one of my all time favorite computers -- with its modem just as much a netbook as the Libretto 70CT. Goodness knows that in those pre-Web days, I used it to connect to the Internet with PPP (Point to Point Protocol) all the time."

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