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Keyboards and mice have the distinction of being low enough resource that they can be independently implemented with cheap microcontrollers - there's currently a whole cottage industry for keyboards, spurred on by enthusiasm for discrete switches. And hopefully these microcontrollers' cheapness is enough to ward off Hanlon's razor's silicon. Furthermore, there's fewer avenues for backhaul from non-connected peripherals, especially mass backhaul.

I think in time, "Internet access" will come to be recognized as a bug, much the same way that "turing completeness" is starting to be recognized as such for programming languages. Not needed for most uses, very easy to accidentally obtain, and game-over for tractability when it shows up. The question is what a general better "restricted language" looks like that is able to accomplish all that we'd like.




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