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We have an old Mac G4 taking up space in the basement, and we were wondering whether to throw it out or to perhaps donate it to one of the schools nearby. Turns out, no school will take such a relic, but then we came across another idea shown to us in this photo found on Flickr, a G4 tower converted to a mailbox in Auckland, New Zealand.

The perfect mailbox for fanboys the world over, it serves as proof that a Mac G4 can finally be useful for something. We're just wondering if this old blue and white Mac will hold your letters for an extra week or two, showing you a spinning beach ball before you can retrieve them from within.

Apple G4 converted to roadside mailbox [boingboing]