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I'll take two... Or maybe three. ;-)
In mid-February, Las Vegas electronics engineer Ken Segler walked into his local Circuit City store, ordered a computer -- and unwittingly kicked off a small phenomenon.
When his order arrived, he tweaked a simple connector cable and turned what was meant to be a closed Internet access "appliance" -- the $99 Netpliance i-opener -- into a fully functional, Pentium I-class PC. He published news of his discovery online and soon others were replicating his work.
Full article:An I-Opening Hack: $200 PC
-- Jim Morris (email@example.com), March 17, 2000
Very very cool.
-- cin (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 17, 2000.