It happened at last. I've run into a situation where there was some web-based media that I really wanted to review, and my little laptop couldn't handle it and the updated plugin doesn't have a version that runs on a G4 processor.
Bang. Bang bang.
Safari has been crashing lately, mostly because of some heavy media content on webpages (that typically wants to make several calls to third party websites). And there's been plenty that I haven't been able to do with the laptop lately that it's getting closer to a time where I might need a newer machine. I'm not sure the iPad is a full replacement (although we'll see when iCloud and ios5 launches).
So I may need to start saving my pennies for a laptop replacement.