The sale of this example of the first computer of the successful Apple will be held on June 15 in New York and includes the original interface and the operating manuals and instruction book for users of BASIC .
“The Apple 1 announced the launch of the personal computer revolution by allowing users to use a keyboard instead of using a panel with lights and switches,” the company said in a statement.
This computer was created by the late Steve Jobs and his partner Steve Wozniak in 1976 and presented in Palo Alto (California, USA) that same year at a computer fair.
“It was rejected by almost everyone except for Paul Terrell, the owner of a chain of stores named Byte Shop, who bought 50 units at $ 500 each and then sold to the public for $ 666.66,” explained signature.
He noted that Terrell insisted then the creators of the Apple I assembled it all together and not in pieces.
“Jobs and Wozniak produced 50 units in 30 days, and then another 150 that were sold to friends and other traders,” said the firm, said that despite being the most comprehensive computerized contraption that time did not appear to monitor, keyboard and other components of a computer today.
From these early personal computers, have survived under 50 and only six of them work yet.
Moreover, the same auction house sold a written report by Jobs in 1974, while working for the firm Atari, and whose price has been estimated between 10,000 and $ 15,000 and in which there are some handwritten notes on how to improve their functionality football players.
Category: Personal Finance