Hot on the heels of the Mac-as-toilet-paper-dispenser, here's a slightly more practical adaptation of an ageing Apple which we encountered in a Melbourne suburban street. Take one Power Mac G4, strip the guts out, create a hinged front flap and voila! There's a mailbox which stands out from the usual generic blah designs offered by national hardware chains. And let's face it, it's probably a more effective way of getting mail into a Mac than Entourage.
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