“Earlier this month I wrote about an Apple-1 computer that was set to be auctioned for $150,000 by Christie’s, the tony auctioneer,” Nick Bilton reports for The New York Times. “The bidding is now closed, and the computer that debuted in 1976, for $666.66, built by Steven P. Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Apple’s co-founders, sold for $213,600.”
“The lot, which included the Apple-1 computer, an Apple cassette interface card, a typed letter signed by ‘Steven Jobs’ and a plethora of other archaic goodies, went on sale Tuesday,” Bilton reports. “Who was the high bidder? According to Affaritaliani.it, an online Italian newspaper, it was Marco Boglione, an Italian businessman who likes to collect tech-related paraphernalia.”
Bilton reports, “There were less than 200 of the machines built and sold before Apple moved on to create the Apple-II. The Apple-1 is also considered to be one of the first genre of computers that led to the genesis of the home-computing revolution.”
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