information appliance

noun

Definition of information appliance

computing
: a small computer that is optimized for simple, regular tasks (such as e-mail or personal budgeting) rather than general purpose computing And we're hearing the term information appliance used for still other devices that connect to the Internet and offer PC features as well.— Michael J. Miller

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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