> Indeed,
> I have been toying around with the idea of building a larger scale
> version of Mr. Minnich's lunchbox using Mini-ITX boards..
> But I have no justification, since virtually everything i need to do
> with plan 9 happens impossibly fast on just a simple vmware instance.
> Plan9 is sufficiently speedy to stifle my desire to build a fast system.

small pcs price/performance ratio is too high for me if all i want is a pc.
it's hard to beat a $50 motherboard and a $34 processor.

but for other small appliance-y things, some very-low power mips or arm
boards are attactive.

- erik