Today we revisit this page at Mainly Neat Stuff containing more information on Apple's ill-fated Pippin than you need to know!
"The Pippin was Apple's first and only attempt at building a games console or home computer. The design was heavily based on the PowerPC Macintosh that had been launched in 1994 and used a cut down version of the Mac OS. In theory, the Pippin would not need a dedicated hard disk, floppy disk or video card making it a cheaper games console/internet appliance than a Pentium PC system."
Hacking the Pippin