Friday, November 12, 2010

Apple-1 computer up for auction


Daily Record reports: [edited]

The first Apple computer that company founder Steve Jobs sold from his parents' garage is for sale - with a price tag of £150,000.

There were about 200 examples of the original "Apple-1" launched in 1976 and only a few survive. They came with a tiny 8k memory, and cost $666. This example will be auctioned off by Christie's of London.

It comes with packaging, manuals and a letter from Steve Jobs. He appears to be answering questions about what monitors and keyboards are best to use.
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6 comments:

AaB's Blog said...

I wish I had £150,000 spare.
What a great thing to own.

I wonder if my wife would understand if I remortgaged a little.

Don't answer that Brett.

brett jordan said...

i won't :-)

Can Opener Boy said...

Somewhere in my basement I have a still-shrink-wrapped boxed original version of hypercard. I think the system requirements call for OS 5.something. I've wondered what its is worth. Probably not £150,000...

brett jordan said...

sadly i fear you are correct :-)

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