Mac mini: In addition to, not instead of

by Kevin Bedell

In this great article from MIT's Technology Review, Michelle Delio presents 13 ideas for putting the Mac mini to work as your non-primary computing machine.

My favorite? As the center of a Media/Internet/Communications hub for your automobile. The Mac mini's media capabilities combined with its bluetooth and other features will make it the coolest car add-on gadget since air conditioning.

A company called Classic Restorations is now taking orders to a install Mac mini in your car. According to their President, Melvin Benzaquen, "For around the price of mounting an iPod in your car, you get a whole Macintosh computer."