|Nov 23, 2012, 01:41 PM||#1|
Polaroid Snapshots of the First Apple Computers Ever Made
Technologizer's Harry McCracken has unearthed some photographs taken by Paul Terrell of the Byte Shop in Mountain View, California in 1976. At the time, the Byte Shop was one of the only computer stores in the world, and ended up being the first dealer for an upstart company called Apple Computer.
According to Terrell, Jobs and Wozniak came into his shop with the first version of the Apple-1 asking him to sell it to his customers. Here's an early photo of the circuit board hooked up to a keyboard and monitor.
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|Nov 23, 2012, 01:48 PM||#4|
I love the picture in the post. I keep wanting to get one of these just to know something about what the Apple I was really like.
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|Nov 23, 2012, 01:56 PM||#6|
this news never made it to MacRumors. Seems right up Arn's alley.
That said, I think it's a cool image of the first Apple-1. Makes me laugh to see those old commands. I made a map of my neighborhood using BASIC on an Atari 400, and had to load it via a cassette tape, and I thought I was so cool. Perhaps if I'd grown up a little further up the coastline, I would have hung out with Jobs and Wozniak... Probably not... I was too busy geeking out by myself to meet other geeks at the time!
Wait a second... So you're telling me anything that happens in the sky is legal, and there's a giant crime-blimp flying around this place? I don't know how I missed that.
|Nov 23, 2012, 01:57 PM||#7|
These days, you'd have all sorts of regulatory and legal hurdles: you'd need certification for wireless parts, you'd need to invest a significant amount of time in protecting your IP (trademarks), and you'd probably get a fair number of aggressive patent challenges.
You can't just make something and take it to a shop and get it sold to people any more.
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|Nov 23, 2012, 02:19 PM||#17|
I want to see a keynote for this!
"Look at how the sun glimmers on the ....errrr.... PCB board. Don't you want to just touch it - with a static discharge strap..."
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|Nov 23, 2012, 02:33 PM||#21|
|Nov 23, 2012, 02:35 PM||#22|
And now, your own post didn't add anything and neither did mine. Can we stop discussing the "slow news day" comments?
|Nov 23, 2012, 02:37 PM||#24|
Hahaha, good ol' BASIC. At roughly the same time this photo was taken, I was learning to write BASIC on a DEC PDP 11/40 - this makes me feel old!
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|Nov 23, 2012, 02:42 PM||#25|
I find it sad that people find this kind of news boring. It's the beginning, the roots of Apple. Without that beginning, there probably would not be Macs, iPhones or iPads today. Then again, without Apple, perhaps Commodore would not have stood on their ass and we'd all be using Amiga computers today.
People today only want a new iPhone with a new shape or a bigger screen and they don't even seem to care when it looks exactly the same but everything inside has been upgraded.
But to us nerds, which is the kind of people it takes to build such devices by the way, this kind of news is 1000 times more interesting than hearing about lawsuits or contract deals with heartless media mega-corporations.
If you don't like a story, just don't comment on it or start your own website where you can approve the stories yourself. Anything else is just noise that doesn't add anything to the discussion of the topic.
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