More Mac mini

Commenter C. M. Harrington notes that he thinks of the Mac mini as an iServe. He’s in good company as Laurie Duncan at thinks the same way. And her excellent summary of what can and can’t be done with the Mac mini points out that it will boot headless, enabling an iServe type configuration (see also Jason Snell’s article at MacCentral). Buy several and create an inexpensive cluster with Apple’s Xgrid (as Chuck Toporek pointed out).

This cool infographic on how the Mac mini and the iPod shuffle may be the tipping point for Apple has been making the rounds. And from the “wouldn’t it be cool if Apple did this” department, Paul Nixon (note to self: since he works for the UofA, contact him and get together for lunch) has also dreamed up Mac mini stacks, stackable external hard drives for your mini. If Apple doesn’t do it, someone else will…

And it seems that Paul has probably hit the nail on the head, so to speak, as the SF Apple store sold out of their 2,000 iPod shuffles in only 4 hours! And editors at the New York Times and for InfoWorld’s Tom Yager seem to agree.


Hey Mark. I just wanted to point out that by posting to your site, I seemed to have scooped myself! My article on Macworld is finally up. Here’s the permalink:

And thanks for the week-end Net.fame.

Posted by: CM Harrington on January 16, 2005 04:20 PM

Mark — thanks for the linkage…I’m up for lunch anytime. Let’s set it up via email. Thanks - Paul

Posted by: Paul on January 22, 2005 10:35 PM

Looks good. Thanks for the links Mark.

Posted by: Sylvia Anderson on January 24, 2005 08:17 AM

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January 14, 2005 | Apple | iPod

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