This term has begun to appear in recent months in magazines and newspapers in North America to refer to the broadband “always-on” instant Internet that’s slowly becoming a reality. It applies not only to the World Wide Web but also to the universal connection of all sorts of domestic and industrial appliances to the Net, such as the much-written-about fridge that can order its own replacement food. If it succeeds in becoming other than a briefly fashionable term, evernet will be a great nuisance to those people who have been using it for years in various senses, not least Evernet Systems, for whom it is a trade mark.
The next day we read that the Internet is giving way to the Evernet, meaning that anything with electricity is having chips embedded in it — from pagers to toasters to cars — and connected to networks.
Dallas Morning News, May 2000
I think we’re now quite early in the building of the Evernet, this always-on, high-speed, broadband, ubiquitous, multiformat Web.
Fortune, Nov. 2000
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