Ideas like Cloud and Netbook are usually products of random and faulty minds, I believe. It's like outsourcing toilets and kitchens that require US$2,000 combined investment or TCO to places separated a few kilometers away from home in the name of streamlining and saving cost. Somehow some people don't take into account the fact it's far more cost-effective to store and concentrate in one place, once and permanently, than to travel over long distance every time. The more important, but often neglected, factor is people are less likely to eat and wash themselves when such facilities are located inconveniently as best as they can. The most often-encountered remark from people asking what to buy and how to assemble is: "I just want to use the Internet." What they actually mean is they want the cheapest computer since they are not power users. That's a clear contradiction as novices and people who pay less attention to technical details and do-it-themselves on things like swapping storage media have to pay more in order to gain ease of use and long years of peace of mind. Such people complain on speed. They also complain on size. And brand name. And service. Simplest solution is to offer a configuration made of parts like 1.6TB PCIe SSD, quad-core Haswell, two 8GB 20nm DDR 3 modules, etc. all built and serviced by names like IBM, Hitachi, Siemens, and Samsung. To expect children in Third-World countries to succeed in studying to become respected scholars and engineers by making use of US$100 Netbooks made of parts like 512MB (not a typo of 512GB) SSD, 128MB RAM, single-core outdated-generation processor, and 800 x 480 or 1366 x 768 resolution LCD of poorest quality was wrong from any aspect. Manufacturing cost of 4GB RAM was nearly negligible even when the first-generation OLPC was conceived and RAM-based SSD in those years had more than 512MB.
Though I think even 16GB SLC SSD that now costs like US$10 can be sufficient to run Windows 7 or Windows XP (depending on the size of RAM as well), every computer and handheld device including smartphone and wearable smartwatch should now include at least 1TB SSD made of the fastest chips. That should be a shocking proposal to someone who pays US$20,000 for a TV with 8GB built-in storage.