Those of us who’ve read Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation” series would recall the “Prime Radiant,” a tool described as a “small black cube,” which stores mathematical equations that can predict the future course of history.
That’s what came to mind when I saw these two very simple computers, built by Endless, a start-up based in San Francisco. These unadorned boxes—Mission Mini and Mission One—are so sleek that they make Apple laptops look bulky.
The Mission Mini has 64 gigabytes of storage; the Mission One, 500 gigabytes. But there’s a downside to them. You’d have to supply your own mouse, keyboard and monitor. Also, they don’t run Windows.
All things considered, I don’t think I want these.