The First Apple Computer


1. Introduction

On this page we will collect information on LO*OP Center's Apple 1 and others existing and deceased. In keeping with the theme of HCLE there are five topics to concentrate on:

2. the story of how this first Apple came to us

A few links:
2. the use of Apple 1's in schools and formal education
3. the history of all the Apple 1's ("Mike's Apple 1 Registry")
4. how various folks learned to use the early Apples
5. how to build an Apple 1 replica (Apple 1 clone built in 2014 for Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museum)

3. Other Apple 1 stories

Stories harvested from the web...
Meet the Couple Who Paid $815K for a Rare Apple I Computer - Fortune
Steve Wozniak’s Apple I Booted Up a Tech Revolution - Smithsonian Magazine
Apple 1 on auction at Sotheby's

4. Resources

Corey Cohen

5. Miscellaneous

Building an Apple 1 clone
How we restored our Apple 1 to working condition… "More rare was the white ceramic Peripheral Interface Adapter (PIA) or 6820 chip. There is only one other known Apple 1 with this chip made of white ceramic, and it is owned by Liza Loop. Liza’s Apple 1 was the very first Apple 1 manufactured. Liza was a school teacher who wanted to use the Apple 1 in her classroom, so Steve Wozniak paid for it personally and gave it to her. She still owns this Apple 1, making her the only other original owner of an Apple 1 along with Wendell."