Compulsive gadget-acquirer that I am, I nearly purchased the newly announced Mac Mini yesterday. The reason I didn’t is because I couldn’t really fill in the blank in the sentence “I would use it for ______” with a good answer. It’s to underpowered and unexpandable to be my primary machine. Because it can’t take two network cards, I coudn’t turn it into a router. Because it runs an Apple OS, I couldn’t run MythTV on it. It’s just so damn pretty.
Then I received an e-mail today that pretty much summarized why I wanted one: The Apple iProduct (it’s a joke). I’m not really a huge Apple fan, but their products definitely draw this kind of appeal.