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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 09:35 PM

Behold, Some of the First Apple Computer Photos Ever

Paul Terrell opened the Byte Shop in Mountain View, California in December of 1975. It was one of the first computer stores in the world, and did a lot to help popularize a business which just barely existed at the time. And it earned an even more legendary spot in tech history in 1976, when a couple of local proto-computer geeks tried to convince Terrell to sell the rudimentary PC they'd cobbled together.

Those geeks were Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. They called their machine the Apple-1, and it was a do-it-yourself kit; any buyers would have to solder the necessary chips onto the circuit board themselves, then supply accoutrements such as a power supply, keyboard and display.

Terrell was intrigued, but told Jobs that what he really needed were fully-assembled computers. In fact, if Jobs could come back with an assembled version of the Apple-1, the Byte Shop would buy fifty of them. Jobs did, and the Byte Shop became the first Apple dealer (it eventually offered the Apple-1 in a wooden case with keyboard and power supply).


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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:12 AM

1. Beautiful

I'm tearing up.

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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:57 PM

2. Very cool, thanks for posting!

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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:52 PM

3. Seems like only yesterday...now Apple is all growed up **sniff**and out in the world

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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:59 PM

4. The Integer Basic Shell.

I remember writing such ingenious pieces of software as pictured.

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