BOSTON – A piece of computer history that helped launch a trillion dollar company is hitting the auction block. A fully functioning Apple-1 being auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction in September is one of only 60 or so remaining of the original 200 that were designed and built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976 and 1977. It was restored to its original, operational state by Apple expert Corey Cohen. The system was operated without fault for approximately eight hours in a test. It even includes the original keyboard from the 1970s.
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I have a really interesting history in computers, my journey started when my sister got her first pc back in oct 2003, it came with windows xp preinstalled and featured a 1.7ghz celeron processor and 256mb ram which was quite reasonable for that era and i was only 8 at that time, we used to play some older games (mainly early 90s to late 90s) for 1-2hrs daily until after few months my sister decided she needed it for her studies and won't let us use it anymore and even put a password on her pc, i remember she was so silly that she had exactly the same password as hint and so that's how i got access to it again but only for a brief period and she was much more sensible after that. I still wish i could have much better experience at that time with PCs but we were so restricted to use it until i got my own first pc in 2007 which was pretty mediocre but reasonable for the price. I used it for 3.5 years to play moderately demanding games. Then i got a Sandy Bridge based PC back in May 2011 with a 1080p monitor. But unfortunately, it had nvidia 8400gs gpu which was dismal for games so next year i got a HD 6850 and it a pleasure to play most games in high settings.