One Cool Cube

Apple's newest desktop computer has some flaws, but it brings alive a futuristic fantasy

The best thing that can be said about the new Apple G4 Cube is that having one on your desk really does make you feel as if you're living in the year 2000. This is no faint praise. We've long dreamed of what life would be like in this milestone year, and it nearly always involved flying cars and moon cities. Cell phones and the Internet may be great leaps forward, but they don't quite have that instant gee-whiz factor our younger selves expected from Tomorrowland. A supercomputer packed into a space smaller than a toaster--now that's what I call science...

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