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Own A Piece Of History!

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This was one of the first Apple computers ever made!

In 1976, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built their first batch of 200 Apple-1 computers and sold them for $666.66 from their parents' garage.

And now it's going up on the auction block for $240,000.

Worth it??

Possibly. This machine was hand-carved and contained 8K of memory. It was the first fully pre-assembled computer, produced with a 1.0 MHz MOS 6502 processor and a cassette for read/write capability. (Imagine saving info on a cassette tape instead of a CD or a flash drive!) It would now be considered a "glorified calculator." It comes in its original packaging, complete with instruction manual and a letter signed by Jobs.

A quarter of a million dollars seems like a hefty price, but it is a symbol of technological history and shows just how far we've come in the past 34 years.

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13 comments to “Own A Piece Of History!”

  1. 1

    Own a piece of history? More like a piece of shit!! I love apple products, but why the hell would anyone buy this to say: "I own the 1st apple computer" What a dumb reason.

  2. 2

    Steve Jobs "Na, I've already got one".

  3. bobo says – reply to this


    Still better than a PC!

  4. 4

    $666.66??? That's a little interesting…and satanic.

  5. 5

    Re: Lauren Roberts

    i thought the same thing,

  6. 6

    Jobs is a satanist, just look at the apple logo. Eve took a bite of the apple in the garden of eden because the serpant(satan) said you will become like GOD or become illuminated(like lucifer/bearer of light)if you eat the apple. according to Jobs logo its safe to say hes illuminated and not to mention 666 price tag. BTW look up what used to be Mario's original title for his website.

  7. AnnQ says – reply to this


    Very cool stuff!

    BTW Perez, LOVE how your site is so much more positive now! I'd stopped checking your site b/c it had gotten so nasty (IMO), but after I saw your interview with Ellen where you said you wanted to stop 'bullying', I started coming back.

    Nicely done! :-)

  8. 8

    Sold them for $666? Sounds like the company made a pact with the devil.. would not doubt it! look how far and revolutionized theyve come! lol..seriously

  9. 9

    Re: KDIZZLL – O piss off you stupid bible basher seriously.
    If your intelligent enough to rub your two only brain cells together and googled the very first Apple logo you'll know that the original logo had Isaac Newton in it (as in under the apple tree, apple falls and the discovery of gravity)..

    The reason there is a bite mark in it is so that people didn't mistake the apple silhouette for a cherry. It is also considered a tribute to Alan Turing who contributed to creating 'Baby' otherwise known as The Manchester Mark 1 which was the first computer in the world that could store program data (which in that time was referred in the press as to having a brain). Reason being is that Alan killed himself by eating an apple which had cyanide injected into it which itself is a reference to Snow White..

    So you can shove that Illuminati shit right back up your arse where it came from!

  10. 10

    can it run windows 7 ?

  11. 11

    now we know who the anti-christ is

  12. 12

    Re: bobo – Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!

  13. 13

    Re: Mancunian_Bollocks – Thanks Wikipedia but I can come to my own conclusion, BTW have fun burning in hell M_B, I hear its more evil than you could imagine.