At least one Mac user has found new employment for his old Power Mac G4 - as a letterbox.

As spotted on the Flikr image-sharing website, the recycled machine sits beside a road in Auckland, New Zealand.

The image has sparked a flurry of comments from Mac users, with one UK wag noting that with the inclement weather we suffer here, the Mac would need extra weather-proofing to protect the mail from the rain.

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