A Web Surfing Box For Peanuts

This $300 gizmo could turn the Web into a medium for mass entertainment

For the past several months, the $500 Web cruiser has been the talk of the computer industry. But while no one was looking, a $300 noncomputer has crept onto the scene and is about to hit store shelves. Meanwhile, the computer-like cruiser is still on the drawing board. After spending a couple of weeks using WebTV, I think we may now have the product that could turn the World Wide Web into a mass-entertainment medium.

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