Friday, November 12, 2010

For Sale: A $160,000 Apple Computer - NYTimes.com

Another solid Apple-related ROI scenario

Apple-1

screenshot via Christie’s The Apple-1 is expected to sell for between $159,800 and $239,700.

The Apple-1 computer was built and sold by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Apple’s co-founders,  in 1976 for $666.66 — the strange price was put into effect because Mr. Wozniak liked repetitive numbers.  (An inflation calculator determines that price is equivalent to $2560 in today’s dollars.)  It’s estimated that only 200 of these computers were produced and sold before Apple moved onto the next model, the Apple II.

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The computer is part of a Nov. 23 auction in London of rare books and manuscripts that will quicken the heart of any rich geek. It includes a book by Charles Babbage, a collection of Alan Turing’s published papers, an Enigma cypher machine and the patent specifications for an ENIAC, the first electronic digital computer.

For Sale: A $160,000 Apple Computer - NYTimes.com

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