Sun Microsystems has developed a socalled Web Server on a card with Dallas Networks. The aim, according to Scott McNealy, Sun?s chairman and chief executive, is ?to turn the network at home into a network powerplan by enabling users to connect to the electricity grid via a plug?. The card includes a microprocessor and a Java 2 Virtual Machine and will be OEMed for inclusion in home devices such as toasters. Although there are only 50 in existence, they cost only $10 each, but McNealy expects this to drop to between $1-2 on volume shipment.
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