Anyway, the Netscape idea is just ridiculous. Internet 'boxes' were maybe the biggest fail of computer gadgets ever
Maybe if one of those 'boxes' could function as a computer and already had a large range software available, like an Amiga would have, it would have been a different story.
I must concede, probably not. As the availavle internet services at the time were generally too slow and/or expensive. Both the technology to get on-line and the ISP's.
But I wouldn't say it's ridiculous. Improbable, yes, but only in retrospect.
And even then, who's to say things would not have been different had there been another big computing platform in the recent development of technology.