From my Why It Pays To Save Stuff file, The New York Times reports on the Apple I that sold at auction.
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.
Owning an Apple-1 is definitely the cherry on top of any historical computing collection. There were fewer 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.
Should I keep my first generation iPad for posterity, or is there too much competition from the other 14-million users?