I'm starting at Temple Medschool in the fall--and my dad made the gift of purchasing a new laptop for me. Temple Med advises us to purchase pc-tablet hybrids for taking notes on powerpoint slides, but I just couldn't get over how shoddy/weak/flimsy the workmanship of the devices felt in the stores. Happily, I was able to convince dad to purchase a 12" powerbook, despite him being adamantly pro-pc eg "you'll suffer compatability issues in this PC world". I'm really happy with the decision to switch to mac, and i'm looking through the basement to find stuff to take with me to my new apartment, when I stumble upon a whole mess of old macintosh stuff, dating back to the mac quadra from when my dad recieved tele-radiology cases over hospital's system, which was all mac. Is there anyway I can hook up my new 12"pb to the old mac laser printers? They use a cable called "appletalk". Also, I have an old CRT downstairs which has unusual cables. A reply from any old school mac techies with some good advice would be greatly appreciated. Oh, and a final throught/note--is it possible to rig up the old quadra to surf the web/ use iChat? Then I could use the old monitor and printer stock.