Jailbreak the iphone
http://cydia.xsellize.com/ to cydia
Install "MyWi" in the Xapps group
1. Turn on
2. Make network
3. Open/WEP encrypted wifi network which shares your internet. It's perfect. Not only can you tether to one device you can tether to anyone around you with the key (or keep the network open) great for roadtrips if someone has an ipod touch or a netbook.
This comment makes it sound to me like you never used PCs before the mid-90s. Before PnP, you had to set jumpers on your ISA/EISA cards. Then you had to manually configure all the I/O base addresses, IRQs, DMA channels, etc. for the hardware in your system, based on what each device was capable of using, and you had to make sure devices didn't conflict with each other.
So no, PnP is not a marketing buzzword at all. It was a completely new way of setting up hardware, and having it detected and configured automatically.
Having to install drivers has nothing to do with whether or not something is PnP. All hardware needs drivers, whether they are built into the kernel, shipped with the OS, on a disc, or online. This applies to Windows as well as Linux.
Uh, Windows 2000 definitely had plug-and-play.
I started reading Isaac Asimov's science fiction stories as a kid. Later, I also started reading his fact books, which were mostly interesting.
Another megabytes the dust.