Can I connect non-PC devices such as my iMac or game console to a DSL or cable modem?

Yes, one of the nice things about the Internet is that it was designed to be completely platform-independent. This means any shared connection can be used for any device capable of Internet communication, whether it uses MacOS, Unix, Windows, or any other system. Game consoles like XBox and PlayStation 2 can also connect to the Internet, with the required hardware.

Experts predict that in the future there will be anywhere from dozens to hundreds of devices within each home which are Internet-ready, facilitating home automation.

August 2003

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