Definitions for "Internet appliance"
A computer terminal that does not have an operating system or applications but only supports Web access.
A computer that is intended primarily for Internet access via dial-up, cable, or network access. The devices are simple to set up and do not support installation of third-party software. They generally offer customized browsing, touch screen navigation, PIM applications and possibly PDA synchronization.
A specialized network computer designed primarily for Internet access and/or e-mail exchange.
Keywords:  message, protocol, control