Reply to post: Re: you can't make a Veblen good out of a dumb computer terminal

Does Google make hardware just so nobody buys it?

Charles 9 Silver badge

Re: you can't make a Veblen good out of a dumb computer terminal

By "green screen" he means something like a Network Computer: basically, all the grunt work isn't done on the device but on a remote server (aka "the Cloud"). A ChromeOS device doesn't do a lot of local work; thus why it relies on an Internet connection.

IOW, you don't expect a device that depends on an Internet connection for even basic operation to be a status symbol.

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