They did have something like this many years ago. They were called dummy terminals or something like that. Basicly they were nothing but the monitor, keyboard and maybe mouse. The station was connected to a mainframe that did all the processing.
You can still do something like that now with some server os's.
Since computers are so cheap now these dummy terminals aren't really used anymore. Although it could come back.
Would be a good way to keep people from playing games and surfing the net all day.LinkLink