Sorry for the long silence
My iBook died. It's logic board is no longer logical. This is the second iBook I have owned that has suffered this fate. The first one was replaced for free by Apple under extended warranty programs. In fact, it was replaced three times. My girlfriend has that iBook now.
My iBook G4 was a little over a year old when it went belly up in a ditch. In other words, it was a little over a year over warranty. So with the help of my parents (thanks mom and dad), I'm the owner of a slightly used PowerBook G4.
It's a great machine. It's a little bigger than I'm used to, but I'm getting by.