First Apple computer ready for auction


first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Created in 1976, the Apple-1 was only worth $666.66 and was one of an estimated 200 produced by the hand of co-founder Steve Wosniak. The original version, sold without a keyboard, monitor or power supply, came equipped with only 8 kilobytes of RAM, which is small potatoes compared to today’s memory standards. A major drawback of the Apple-1 was the lack of a floppy drive. The programs were loaded onto the memory from cassette tapes that were sold separately, making the total invoice for the Apple-1 a mere $741.66. One tape, labeled “BASIC,” that was used to load programming language, will be included in the sale at the auction.Other items said to be included will be original packaging, manuals, cassette interface, basic tape, early documentation and provenance and a rare letter from Steve Jobs.Though the Apple-1 was the first of its kind, it was soon replaced in 1977 by the more famous Apple II. Just two months ago, another Apple-1 was sold on Ebay for $22,766.66 with only the cassette interface. The auction will be at Christie’s auction house in London on November 23rd and feature the the Apple-1 alongside manuscripts and papers by Charles Babbage, Alan Turing and more. The Apple-1 is expected to sell for an estimated $242,400. Citation: First Apple computer ready for auction (2010, November 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-11-apple-ready-auction.html (c) 2010 PhysOrg.com Explore further Briefs: Apple secures memory supply to 2010last_img read more

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first_imgNO matter what the line-ups, where it is played or the game’s magnitude there’s no getting away from the ferocity that is the derby.Saints will travel to Wigan on Good Friday as the two old adversaries lock horns once again.Nearly 5,000 Saints fans will back the champions at the DW Stadium and head coach Keiron Cunningham can’t wait for the challenge the Warriors will present.“There is always a lot of emotion around these games and I’m sure Shaun Wane will have his crew charging,” he said. “We are excited about the game and I’m sure it will be a great spectacle.“Form doesn’t normally matter in this one nor who is playing. I was part of a full strength Saints side that lost to a weak Wigan on years back and vice versa. We’re all looking forward to it.“The mathematics around it shows it is for two points – that is all it counts for. We know it’s different for some families as there are bragging rights. That said, we want to win.“As a St Helens lad I would look out for this game and try to get to as many as possible. They are always great spectacles and the rights given by Lord Derby to call it a derby show its importance. It will be good viewing.“We won’t prepare any differently, in fact it’s probably easier for coaches as they do their jobs and the players get themselves up for the game. It’s the same for any big game – a Warrington or Leeds for example.”Saints will have a number of players missing for the clash and will once again call on the resilience that saw them pick up the Super League title – against Wigan – last year.Atelea Vea suffered a shoulder injury at Hull KR and will have more tests this week to determine how best to manage the problem. It is likely he will be unavailable for several months.Travis Burns will also be missing for some time too with several facial issues including a triple fracture of the cheekbone.Jonny Lomax will undergo exploratory surgery to find out the extent of his knee problem and the prognosis is he will be out for nine months.James Roby, Paul Wellens and Joe Greenwood are set to have late fitness tests this week to determine whether they can factor in the Good Friday clash.Keiron continued: “We were the better side at Hull KR for large periods of the game and rolled them quite easily but we weren’t on the money with our good ball attack.“We weren’t smart at times and had enough chances to be in a comfortable lead within the first stages of the game. We didn’t and Hull took their chances. We will learn from that.“Wigan are nearly there and nearly rolled Leeds at Leeds. Shaun Wane is going through transition with injuries like other teams and they look like they are playing differently. They have had a lot of success playing one way and are now evolving.“It’s hardly ideal going into such a big game without Walsh, Burns, Lomax, Percival and Vea, and with doubts over Roby, Greenwood and Wellens. It’s not just the number of injuries but the class of player missing in key positions.“However, this group of players have proven that they know how to deal with adversity, even on the biggest of occasions.”last_img read more