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The $160,000 Apple Computer

Christie’s is auctioning on November 23 one of the first Apple computers ever made (number 82 of the 200 that were built), which the auction house is hoping goes for somewhere between $159,800 and $239,700.

The Apple-1 computer was built and sold by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Apple’s co-founders, in 1976 for $666.66 — the strange price was put into effect because Mr. Wozniak liked repetitive numbers. (An inflation calculator determines that price is equivalent to $2560 in today’s dollars.)

Semi-relatedly, artist Michael Tompert has a photography show in San Francisco of Apple computers he destroyed using a 9mm Heckler & Koch handgun, sledge hammer, and a hand saw.