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medea
Sep 8, 2003, 03:24 PM
Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak has given his blessing to the production of a replica of the Apple I.
"Woz has given the go-ahead to Vince Briel, a computer technician, who plans to sell $200 replicas of the Apple I from his garage in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. Like the original Apple I, the replica will come without a keyboard, monitor or power supply -- customers will have to add their own. Because old ASCII keyboards are hard to find, Briel added a PC keyboard interface that supports standard PS/2 keyboards."

http://www.wired.com/news/mac/0,2125,60329,00.html

cubist
Sep 8, 2003, 04:27 PM
It's a little smaller than the original, with fewer chips. And a lower price.

medea
Sep 10, 2003, 08:15 PM
hmm I'm pretty surprised no one else was interested in this, not just because there are working replicas of the Apple I you can purchase but because of the story behind Woz giving the man his personal "blessing." The man would have never been able to get away with it, Apple would surely have denied Briel's use of the ROM, but now he has public support from Woz.