1997: WebTV introduces WebTV plus, which connects a small, set-top box to a television and phone line, allowing users to surf the Web and send e-mail without dealing with the complexities of a PC.
2004: After a string of failed products for technophobes (remember 3Com’s Audrey, or the I-Opener?), Lexington’s Pepper Computer is trying to launch the Pepper Pad, a lightweight, easy-to-use, WiFi-enabled device that would be distributed (and subsidized) by broadband providers like Comcast or Verizon.
My only beef is that the author makes it sound like Pepper had a string of failed products, which is not the case. Ohwell, maybe next time.