Original Apple-1 Computer up for Auction!

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  1. Pablo macrumors regular

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    http://www.vintage.org/special/2003/apple-1/

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    Wired has a story on it.
     
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  3. beez7777 macrumors 6502a

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    Those things are sweet. I saw and (don't tell anyone) touched one at the smithsonian in washington. :)
     
  4. moby1 macrumors 6502

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    I saw the one in the Smithsonian too.

    You touched it?Wasn't it in a glass case?
     
  5. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    i hope this one fetches more than the last one. it looks like it belongs in a museum, so cool.

    boggles the mind to think all apples came from that computer.
     
  6. Jaykay macrumors 6502a

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    ah sweet my dad had one of them, i think it still might be around somewhere.. ill have to have a look for that.
     
  7. beez7777 macrumors 6502a

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    Re: I saw the one in the Smithsonian too.

    nope. i thought it would be, but there it was, in all its glory, just sitting on a table behind a barrier thing next to a some other cool stuff. i could touch it by simply leaning over. it was really nice. too bad i forgot my camera. some of the keys were missing, though. :(
     
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    Where is the monitor? Or should it be connected with a tv like the C64?
     
  10. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    these PCs were home hobbies at the time, thus there were no 'monitors' in the sense of standardized CGA etc.

    just prob a coax out to a standard TV set.

    for more info go here: http://applefritter.com/apple1/
     
  11. timbloom macrumors 6502a

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    ahhh, a classic. Those things hardly sold at all, that is why they are so rare. And they didnt come with a case, so many probably never survived more than a couple years. Especially after the apple II craze. Woz designed that computer you see there. What a brilliant man, computing for the masses!

    It would have ended up being a Hewlett Packard, if the people there didn't refuse to use Woz's design. They thought it wasn't a marketable idea. Now look at them.
     
  12. burritos macrumors member

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    Did anyone else play snoogle, karateka, lode runner, ultima, wizardry and sammy lightfoot on the the first apples?
     
  13. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    it was assembled exactly a year before i was born :)

    i think that's a sign to buy it...

    edit: oh, that's a visitor pass. still, it's kind of a sign, right?

    pnw
     
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  15. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    $15 - 20K with all that it has prob.

    last mobo that sold worked, but didn't go 4 much. this one 'looks' the part IMO.
     
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    I palyed Lode runner II on my apple IIe
     
  18. jethroted macrumors 6502a

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    A computer in a wood case? What kind of cooling can you get from that?!? That thing must have been hot as hell! Oh wait, those only had what, a g-1? I guess it wasn't that hot. (just kidding). I can't beleive it went for $14000. I should dig around in my schools grave yard and see if I can find one. I could use that kinda cash!
     

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