Fridgescreen comes hot on the heels of the Microwave Bank, another prototype that offers similar Internet related functions. Both devices signal that the kitchen of the future cannot be that far away — BBC News: Making your kitchen cool (1999)
Software giant Microsoft unveiled some of its future technology at its fourth annual Innovation Day … They showed off a large electronic touch-screen family organizer integrated into the wall of a fridge, which included shopping lists and menus compiled from product bar codes, a family calendar and virtual sticky notes. — CNN: Microsoft unveils hands-on vision of the future (2007)
Nowadays, the internet refrigerator have became a symbol of the dot-com bubble. — The Internet refrigerator article on Wikipedia is badly in need of a rewrite.
One of the greatest technology myths of the last decade has been that smart fridges will take off. And they’re still at it… This machine won’t make life easier: it’ll make it more annoying… — Smart fridge? Idiot fridge, more like, The Guardian, January 2012
Today, IPv4 is used to describe the network address to almost all smartphones, PCs, servers, and Internet-enabled refrigerators so that other devices can exchange data. — CNET via Chris L.