Talk about planned obsolescence!
Yay! My friend Jason fixed the hinge problem on my PowerBook G3! After 18 months of use, the original hinges were completely shot. Now they’ve been replaced and I don’t suffer from floppy screen syndrome. Still got that darned power cord issue, though. (5 cords so far — argh! – I got two for free from Apple but now I’m past the warranty. Darn.) Beyond that, I love my G3 and I’m almost used to OS X…. (twice the features at half the speed!)