The 1976 Apple 1 Is Up for Auction

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After toiling at his day job at Hewlett-Packard, Steve Wozniak would go home, eat a TV dinner, and then return to his office cubicle to build his computer. He figured out the right arrangement of cut-rate parts, soldered them onto a motherboard, and wrote the code by hand. On June 29, 1975, he hit a few keys on a keyboard, and the letters magically appeared on the screen. “It was the first time in history,” Wozniak later said, “anyone had typed a character on a keyboard and seen it show up on their own computer’s screen right in front of them.”

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