So far, the next Mac decade isn't going so well.
The imac arrived today and Sam set it up in the family room. All was going OK until he called me in and suggested that I should help get it to go on.
Everything was hooked together right, but it just wouldn't go on.
He said that it had powered up once and then "fell asleep." after about 30 seconds.
Subsequent efforts to get it on were unsuccessful.
That was about 10:00 PM
Apple Support is closed .. but they have "24 x 7 chat support" and an online troubleshooter.
I tried the troubleshooter while waiting for the online chat to respond. The troubleshooter was good, but I hit a dead end when it told me to push a button that doesn't exist on my model.
So far - it looks like we are victims of the well-documented G5 imac power supply issues. But I think we have a world record for how long the machine lasted. (under 1 minute!)
Here's the transcript of my chat session with Apple -- after waiting in their cue for 2 hrs: