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3. Kitchen and Bath > 39. Install a Kitchen Terminal

Install a Kitchen Terminal

As tempting as it might be to have a full-featured computer in every room of your home—even the kitchen and garage—if you have a home automation system, you can use small, dedicated terminals to accomplish many of the same tasks with less expense and clutter.

During the Internet boom years, many companies bet their future on ubiquitous computing and tried to sell lightweight, network-savvy computers to provide web browsing, email, and other Internet applications in every room of the house. Alas, the idea never really took hold with average consumers. But enthusiasts loved the idea and quickly began snatching up these thin-client computers as soon as they were discontinued and sold at closeout prices.


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