One of six working 1976 Apple I computers was recently sold at Sotheby’s to a very enthusiastic phone bidder for more than twice its high estimate. It doesn’t even have WiFi OMG LOL!! WTF?
Hand-built by Steve Wozniak, the historic computer was one of the first “compact” models, very significant. Respect! It was originally priced at $666.66 as an assembled circuit board because, quoth Wozniak, “it was just an easier way to type,” allegedly or you know, [insert conspiracy theory here].
Drool upon a third of a million dollars worth of machine innards:
“Operational Apple Computer I. An Apple I motherboard, labeled on obverse Apple Computer I, Palo Alto, CA. Copyright 1976. Includes circuit board with four rows A-D, and columns 1-18; MOS Technologies 6502 microprocessor, labeled MCS 6502 3776; video terminal; keyboard interface; 8K bytes RAM in 16-pin 4K memory chips; 4 power supplies including 3 capacitors; firmware in PROMS (A1, A2); low-profile sockets on all integrated circuits; breadboard; heatsink; expansion connector; cassette board connector. (15 1/8 x 9 in.; 385 x 234 mm)”
Boop beep boop.