updated 01:40 am EDT, Wed April 4, 2001
Several readers have noted that The National Foundation for Cancer Research has a program similar to SETI's distributed computing application, but does not yet support Macs: "Computer users from all over the world will be able to help beat cancer by running calculations using their computers idle computer power. But Mac Users are apparently not welcome. This project is funded by Intel and the program only supports Wintel systems. It's too bad. Imagine the speed and power of a DP G4 running crunching numbers in an OS X terminal window."