Appliance vs computer
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The term information appliance was coined by Jef Raskin around 1979.[1][2] As later explained by an influential Donald Norman’s The Invisible Computer,[3] the main characteristics of IA, as opposed to any normal computer, were: designed and pre-configured for a single … Read More

Information appliance
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In general terms, an information appliance or information device is any machine or device that is usable for the purposes of computing, telecommunicating, reproducing, and presenting encoded information in myriad forms and applications. The common technical usage of “information appliance” … Read More