We’re moving, so a friend dropped off some boxes. One was a lost relic of the dotcom bust - the iPad before we knew we needed one. An “internet appliance” in a slick box, with a touchscreen and a 56K modem, it was underpowered but apparently quite hackable. 3com quickly discontinued it, and those who bought them from 3com directly got full refunds.


YouTube video of a hilariously awful promo video:

Datatricity people, it’s the future.