Industrial Development [chapter]

Woodrow W. Clark, Grant Cooke
2015 The Green Industrial Revolution  
The world is evolving from one in which almost all access to the Internet comes from personal computers (PCs) to one in which so-called Internet appliances (IAs) will make up a greater share of end-user equipment. Today's PC is a general-purpose, highly configurable and extensible device -an "intelligent end-node" of the sort the Internet's designers had in mind. As such, it allows users much freedom of choice (such as which service provider to use, which Web sites to visit, and which new
more » ... re to download) in exchange for dealing with associated complexity.
doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-802314-3.00002-0 fatcat:3traf754wvg6jcaomk3viu3ipm