Yeah, until very recently (lost due to a fire :( also that's why I only have pics of the screen) I owned a beige Powermac G3 with a Macintosh Color Display.
This computer really made me appreciate 90s Apple, because without Steve throwing shitfits over the looks they really could design the thing to be as serviceable as possible. Literally, unscrewing only one thing gives you access to every component of the system, the whole computer is divided into sections on hinges, which you can just flip over (like a flipout book) if you want to go deeper, it's truly amazing. The software is still shit though, so I wanted to replace it with NetBSD, but apparently the drive controller on this thing is wonky and just writing the bootsector took half an hour to finish, not to mention random framebuffer glitches. Eh, maybe it's good that it's now gone....
>The sheer awesomeness of the first book cover made me pick up 8086 assembly on DOS
Oh fuck, I also wanna get into it. Demoscene and cracktros always looked like so much fun and it can't be that hard, right? I'm not even talking about size competitions, just making some fun stuff move at the screen.