Just an informal question brought up by my latest purchase - a Beige G3/266, 160MB RAM, 20GB HD, 9.1, Zip100 for $25.
Initially I got this machine for parts to get a G3/300 running a bit faster. Normally when I get something like this I will at least boot it up to see if all works OK, then look around the drive and get a better picture of what the machine is used for.
Apparently this one was owned in a prior life by a scientist from Duke Univeristy. After looking at its contents, I can honestly say that I have never looked at something so over my head in my life. It also had FrameMaker, Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, Office 98 and Office 2001, AppleWorks 6, DeBabelizer, Fetch, CodeWarrior 6, Mathematica, and some sort of molecular modeling program.
Other intresting finds:
G3/300 - found at a thrift store for $20. Had OS X 10.2.8 installed on a 4GB SCSI-2 drive.
9600/300 - Formerly an AVID workstation. Hard drive contained a commercial for Ericsson cell phones.
6100/66 - Had the original installation of what came with a 6100, plus a couple of folders. Also came with a NuPower G3/240.
Quadra 800 - Contained an original MacOS 7.6 CD in the CD-ROM drive. Hard disk contained documentation from SAS. Also had a PPC 601/100 PDS card.