Word of the Day: Netbook

By Deane Barker on August 25, 2008

Netbook – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: I remember when this was called the “Internet Appliance.” I had an i-Opener at one time, complete with “Pizza” button.

The term netbook was re-introduced by Intel in February 2008[1] to describe a category of small-sized, low-cost, light weight, lean function subnotebooks optimized for Internet access and core computing functions (e.g., word processing) — either directly from applications installed on the netbook itself or indirectly, via cloud computing.[