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  • Apple I Computer Goes for $387,000 at Auction


    As MMi reported last month, an incredibly rare Apple I computer from 1976 was headed for auction and expected to fetch upwards of $300,000.

    One of the first Apple computers ever built (this machine was personally built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak) went for $387,750 in an online auction held by Christie's today.

    But with only 200 of these machines made by the Apple co-founders, some had expected the Apple I to draw a much higher dollar amount in the auction. In fact, $387K almost sounds like a steal.

    "This is a piece of history that made a difference in the world, it's where the computer revolution started," said Ted Perry, a retired school psychologist who owned the device (and stored it for years in a cardboard box) before agreeing to put it up for auction last month.

    The 11-by-14 green piece of plastic covered with a grid of memory chips above a labyrinth of wires was one of the first 25 such computer elements, and sold for $666.66.
    Perry, now 70, became the owner of the Apple 1 around 1980.

    Source: Apple Insider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple I Computer Goes for $387,000 at Auction started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      I wouldn't pay anymore than $50 for this.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Toilets have made a difference in the world as well...hahaha!