Those in the channel with long memories often dream of the days of high margins and yet again technology from the early days is still proving it can demand a high price.
Sotheby's will auction off a Apple 1 computer dating back to 1976 today with the expected price of the piece of hardware likely to be in the region of $180,000.
The original price of the PC, of which around 200 were built, was $666.66 without a keyboard, monitor or power supply. But the model being sold by the auction house is believed to be one of justr a handful of working models still in existence.
For fans of Steve Jobs this is a chance to buy the first output of his partnership with Steve Wozniak and get their hands on a piece of computing history.
"An exceptionally rare, working example with original Apple cassette interface, operation manuals and a rare BASIC Users' Manual. It is thought that fewer than 50 Apple I Computers survive, with only 6 known to be in working condition." stated the Sotheby's catalogue.
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