My wife doesn't give me much grief about my collection of computers. When we first met, I owned a Compaq laptop that was brand new in 2008. Things changed when I came across a Grape iMac G3 for sale in the local classifieds for $30. She told me the story of how she owned a nearly identical iMac when she was in college at Kansas State and how cool of a computer she thought it was. (For those of you who don't know, K-State colors are purple and white, so it would make sense that she owned a purple iMac). So, I called the owner and arranged a time to go look at the iMac. I was familiar with the differences between PowerPC and Intel, and OS X vs. earlier versions of Mac OS, so I knew the iMac would not be capable of running newer software applications. I bought it anyway because I thought it was cool and I have been growing my collection ever since. It's not like I need another PowerPC Mac, or any computer for that matter. But if I come across a Mac for an incredibly reasonable price, I feel compelled to take it home. Before you go imagining that my home has a guest bedroom dedicated to storing every Mac I bring home, I assure you my collection isn't that big. But, I admit that some of the Macs I own stay in storage simply because there is no place in my home to put them. However, I can't bring myself to throw any of them away, either because they work or because a particular Mac can be used for spare parts. I know I'm not alone in collecting PowerPC Macs, so I am curious: What caused you others to start collecting, and what particular Mac is your favorite out of all others in your collection and why? I look forward to reading your stories.