The first computer I ever owned (besides a computer I built from a kit when I was a kid) was an Apple IIe. That computer started my long, torrid love affair with Apple. The Apple IIe was a brilliant bit of engineering, and half the fun was peeking through memory, trying to figure out where all the cool stuff was hidden.
But before the Apple II series, there was the original, the Apple I, handcrafter by Woz and sold out of Steve Jobs’s parent’s garage for the most excellent price of $666.66. Really, that is the original price. For that price, you got a circuit board. You had to build a case, add a power supply, keyboard, and a TV. Here’s a picture from the Apple I wiki page:
Want to buy an original Apple I? You are in luck. There’s one for sale on eBay. It is billed as “perhaps the best condition, best documented Apple 1 in existence.” The listing is pretty interesting. If any of you rich folks who read this blog are thinking what to buy me for a holiday present, this may be the best gift a true Apple fanboy could ever receive!
Here’s the eBay listing. Happy bidding!