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The VW of computers

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Apple I Apple I replica

from the Museum Collection
Donor: Turner Network Television

In 1976, Stephen Wozniak and Steve Jobs, who had worked together at Hewlett-Packard and Atari, built their own single-board kit computer, the Apple I - and after both Atari and H-P turned down a chance to buy the rights to it, started Apple Computing to sell their new machine.

The two young entrepeneurs took their computer to the Homebrew Computer Club in Silicon Valley, where it was an instant hit. Jobs and Wozniak sold 220 of the $666.66 Apple I kits before coming out with a fully assembled upgrade, the Apple II, dubbed the “People’s Computer.”

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