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Wednesday
Jan122005

The Mac mini and Moleskines

Mac-Mini-Moleskine.jpgGot up early this morning, scanned a few RSS feeds to start the day. I've been keeping an eye on Apple's new Mac mini, iPod Shuffle, iLife and iWork software suites, because I have a feeling all four of these will be big hits.

Janet Tokerud had a new post, Mac mini and iPod shuffle Don't Disappoint, so I stopped by to see her take on these two items. I wasn't surprised by her thoughts (they virtually mirror my own) I was caught immediately by the shot she includes of her pocket Moleskine on top of the Mac mini (see my cropped out version above). Wow! Immediate perspective!

That's my trusty pocket Moleskine there to give you some perspective. It is a full-fledged OS X computer that's tiny, weighs less than 3 pounds and is cheap. I am loving the prospect of watching this play out.

Its so funny — I had a look at the Mac mini's specs last night, including Apple's imagery and comparison to a standard PC tower. I thought "Hey, that's pretty small." But when I saw Janet's Moleskine on top of a Mini this morning, I really grasped its tiny footprint. Moleskines save the day again! :-)

To put the Mac mini into other journal related terms, it's even a little smaller than the footprint as my A5 sized Miquelrius sketchbook laid horizontally.

Amazing.

Reader Comments (3)

Hey, come on! Size comparisons are not that difficult!

The Mac mini has a CD slot at the front, did you not notice? This slot is not for laserdiscs... It is the same width as any slot-loading CD/DVD drive and hence from the slot's width you can easily guess that the Mac mini is only slightly larger than a CD jewel case! You do not need a Moleskine to figure that out... ;-)
January 13, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterAndy
Yea you could just use a Nazarene Church manual:)

Steve
January 13, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterSteve
Andy, yes there is a slot, but still it's an estimation to guess what that size is. Seeing a notebook on top (for me) was like lightning. I suppose a Palm on top or other thing I can see and relate to would have worked similarly. :-)
January 14, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde

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