Umm, I think someone else had that mission first, like about 27 years
ago (ref. http://www.microsoft.com/jobs/guide/mission.htm)... No matter.
I'm sure Larry's still capable of thinking he thought of it first.
>> GATEWAY 2000 DEBUTS NETPC
>> On May 21, Gateway 2000 will unveil the industry's first NetPC --
>> code-named Tomahawk -- priced at less than $1,000 without a monitor,
>> and sporting a 133-MHz Pentium chip, 16 MB of memory, a 1-gigabyte
>> hard disk and a speedy network connection.
> Yawn. My 166Mhz Pent 16MB 2-gig HP Pavilion cost less than this
> nine months ago.
Here's the network PC I put together this weekend:
1. My old XT, with Hercules mono graphics card, mono display, 20MB
Seagate ST-225... $0 (would you pay more?)
2. 386SX/25 motherboard... $10 at "Computer Renaissance" (recycled
3. 4MB of 30 pin SIMMs... $32 (okay, so I got ripped off)
4. 8-bit 3Com Ethernet card... $5 at another recycled computer
5. DOS 6.22 + WfW 3.11... $0 (okay, so I'm an MS employee)
6. Internet Explorer for Windows 3.1... $0
Total cost... $47.
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