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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/index.html?inline=nyt-per> and MATT 
> RICHTEL 
> <http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/r/matt_richtel/index.html?inline=nyt-per>
> Published: April 1, 2009
> http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/02/technology/02netbooks.html
>
>
> AT&T 
> <http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/business/companies/at_and_t/index.html?inline=nyt-org> announced 
> on Tuesday that customers in Atlanta could get a type of compact PC 
> called a netbook <http://www.attminilaptops.com/> 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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