What was the first netbook?
May 11, 2009, 21:33 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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."