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It used to be that if you wanted to replace the RAM in your Mac Mini — to upgrade it, for instance, saving some cash in the process — you had to pry it open like a clam with a putty knife. That usually meant scratches, not to mention plenty of frustration. Now? You just twist off a panel on the bottom. That's just one of several welcome upgrades to the Mac Mini.
Meet Kord Campbell, a man The New York Times says is so inundated with "two computer screens alive with e-mail, instant messages, online chats, a Web browser and the computer code he was writing" that he missed an email where someone offered to buy his Internet startup for a cool $1.3 million. And that's not all.
Could you picture doing all of your work — at home or at the office — on an iPad? Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer doesn't think that world will come true. While he does think the shape of computing will change, he maintains "I think people are going to be using PCs in greater and greater numbers for years to come."