a man across the street i know has a 1998 era g3 233 mhz powerbook (mainstreet? wallstreet? or pdq?) he uses every day and he plans to use it until it breaks and becomes a paperwight...amazing if you ask me for a laptop...this thing is between four years and four years-five months old!) i do have a retired performa 600 desktop from early 1990s (91-92 sometime) that still works perfectly, 030 processor and all, 8 MB of RAM the oldest daily or weekly pc laptop i know of is mine, a mid-1999 compaq laptop, 366 mhz/32 MB RAM orginally, that i am typing on now...it is bulky and looks to be almost two inches thick...no, i won't attach a picture since i think you want to keep your lunch in your stomach...he he the oldest working pc desktop i know of is my friend's 486 from 1995 but he recently retired it and got a 1.4 ghz dell laptop ...when i first became a techie in 1999, i never remember seeing any pc laptops that were three years old and working except for toshiba laptops...customers where i worked at office depot would bring in these pentium 1 (sub-100 mhz) toshibas in and these puppies must have weighed 8 or 9 pounds, were 2.5 inches thick, were beige but covered in embedded finger prints and toner/pencil carbon, sported 14.4k modems/28.8 modems, had 16 MB of RAM, and had these passive matrix 9-10" inch screens they were literally the only three year old (or older) pc laptops i ever saw so i have a good viewpoint of toshiba...yet those 1996 era tan pc laptop-tanks were amazingly ugly since then, i have not seen any three year old pc laptop except toshibas but when i see my friend's slightly scratched g3 powerbook which is four years old, it makes me realize that for the long term, assuming you want to go there, apple made laptops are the sturdiest and prettiest portables on the market i believe some tibooks will last five years for some users due to their titanium outer shell and solid guts under the hood i believe i will never see a four year old working pc laptop ever and being a techie, i see tons of machines and trade notes with other techies/network admins all the time so that being said, what are your dinosaur computer stories?