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ATT has the ability to disable the netbook wirelessly if the customer stops
paying for the service. 
 
So the netbook is useless if the client doesn't fulfill the contract. I
think that would be a cool technology to disable stolen laptops. They still
cld pull the HD, I suppose. 
 
Bill Clark
Austine School

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From: School Information Technology Discussion
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Brent Sitterly
Sent: April 03, 2009 9:11 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: The $50 PC


All this talk about netbooks reminds me of when "thin clients" were all the
rage.  Does anyone else see the similarities?  The main difference being the
thinness has reduced all the way to without a wire.  Mind you netbooks are
really cool and I am yearning to purchase this cool little netbook tablet
from ctl corp, but this just strikes me as round two of a technology
paragdigm.

Sincerely,
            Brent Sitterly

Steve Cavrak wrote: 

Light and Cheap, Netbooks Are Poised to Reshape PC Industry
By ASHLEE VANCE
<http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/v/ashlee_vance/i
ndex.html?inline=nyt-per>  and MATT RICHTEL
<http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/r/matt_richtel/i
ndex.html?inline=nyt-per> 
Published: April 1, 2009
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/02/technology/02netbooks.html


AT
<http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/business/companies/at_and_t/index.html?i
nline=nyt-org> &T announced on Tuesday that customers in Atlanta could get a
type of  <http://www.attminilaptops.com/> compact PC called a netbook for
just $50 if they signed up for an Internet service plan - an offer the phone
company may introduce elsewhere after a test period. This year, at least one
wireless phone company in the United States will probably offer netbooks
free with paid data plans, copying similar programs in Japan, according to
industry experts.


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