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  • Bay Area Recycling Center Searches for Woman Who Dropped Off Apple I Worth $200M


    A recycling center in the Bay Area is attempting to track down an unidentified woman who dropped off a 1976-model Apple I in April. It just so happens that the computer she came to drop off was sold to a private collector for $200,000 this month. The computer ended up being one of the first batch of 200 hand-assembled computers by Apple cofounders, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ron Wayne, in the company’s first year of operation. The recycling center wants to follow its policy and split sale proceeds with the donors according to the San Jose Mercury News.

    The Clean Bay Area Vice President, Victor Gichun, told the paper the following regarding the matter:

    We are looking for her to give her $100,000. She said, 'I want to get rid of this stuff and clean up my garage,’ I said, 'Do you need a tax receipt?' and she said, 'No, I don't need anything.'
    For those who didn’t know, the Apple I was Apple’s first product and famously cost $666.66 when it was first introduced in 1976. Over the past few years it has become one of the most sought-after Silicon Valley artifacts in recent years, with a working model having been sold for as high as $905,000 at an auction last fall.

    Source: San Jose Mercury News
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Bay Area Recycling Center Searches for Woman Who Dropped Off Apple I Worth $200M started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 8 Comments
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      $200k?
    1. SuncoastDave's Avatar
      SuncoastDave -
      Whoa, Sparky. Fix that headline. Even with Steve & Steve's personal DNA on it, that thing ain't worth 200M$
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      Technically, M is correct for 1,000's and MM is used for million (as in a thousand thousand).

      Think Roman numerals.

      But most people use K for thousand, for whatever reason.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      MM is two thousand.
    1. szr's Avatar
      szr -
      Quote Originally Posted by novadam View Post
      But most people use K for thousand, for whatever reason.
      The use of "k" comes from kilo, signifying 1,000 of a given unit (mainly used in the metric system.)
    1. SuncoastDave's Avatar
      SuncoastDave -
      So you're saying that's mixing Roman numerals, with Arabic numbers?

      Uh huh.

      That's not how it's done around here.
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      MM is two thousand.
      It's more like Roman numerals in a mathematical equation, i.e., M•M ... or M(M). 1,000•1,000=1,000,000 or 1,000(1,000)=1,000,000

      I didn't invent it, I'm just saying that is how it is used.