Re: engineer's views
John - thank you immensely for that comment! I'm a technician for a small Apple Service Provider, and one question I always hate to hear is "Why did this happen?" Now I have something concrete to answer (not that it'll actually mean anything to the customer).
Though as an ASP, I have to say that the iBook G4 issues are far less common than the rather ubiquitous iBook G3 issues. In the case of the G3's (700 through 900) it's not a question of if it will fail, but when.
Of course, the early iMac G5s were plagued with the bad capacitor syndrome, but that really wasn't Apple's fault (see link below for story). It still crops up though, I wonder why there hasn't been more attention payed to it?
Oh, and as a Dane, gotta say that you forgot to mention our glorious Lego mines.