Despite the computer technology available, internet access is still not easily available for many people. The Netslate '99 is a portable, hand-held web browser, based on hardware created by David Wilson and Michael Goddard . It aims to finally bring about the information age-something which is considered to be both socially desirable and profitable.
First, obstacles to the wide adoption of Internet technology are identified, and goals are set to overcome those obstacles. The obstacles include difficulty of use, and fear of undesired content on the Internet.
A port is made of the Inferno operating system  by completing the device-dependant parts of the kernel, such as task switching and synchronisation, before writing device drivers for the Netslate hardware.
Various methods of Internet content filtering are considered, and judged according to a set of criteria which includes feasibility and protection of civil liberties. The Netslate incorporates content filtering into the operating system kernel in order to prevent it being circumvented by a client application, resulting in the utmost child safety.
A review is made of existing products with goals which could be considered similar to the Netslate.
Finally, the project is evaluated at its conclusion, and future directions are considered.