[LINK] plugpack computers

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Thu May 28 01:33:55 EST 2009


> What would you do with a $40 Linux computer the size of a three-prong 
> plug adapter? 
>
> http://www.plugcomputer.org/
>
> Marvell Technology Group is counting on an army of computer engineers
> and hackers to answer that question. It has created a "plug computer." 
>
> It’s a tiny plastic box that you plug into an electric outlet. There’s
> no display. But there is an Ethernet jack to connect to a home network
> and a U.S.B. socket ..


A Linker writes off-list ..

OMG, put in a Wifi at the high speed end of things & this is a GREAT idea!

Even better why not have it WifI and built into a solar panel so it
can be left outside and self run powerlessly!  Then you can use it as 
a wifi hub, server, whatever. How about "cell" computing?  Relays across 
neighbourhoods?  VoIP network communications ..

If they put that Wifi on it, it becomes very powerful, even if not, a 
little wifi repeater/AP is only £30 or less and hence easy to connect.
I love it!

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Agreed,
Stephen


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