Sometimes it pays to be an early adopter.
One of the first Apple computers made by Steve Jobs in 1976 was sold at auction on Tuesday for more than $210,000.
The computer retailed for just $666.66 almost 35 years ago ($2,559 in inflation adjusted dollars.)
“This is where Apple began. This is the very first product,” says Julian Wilson, a specialist in the books and manuscripts department at Christie’s.
The computer, which was sold at a Christie's auction in London, is a history lesson on how far computing has come.
In the '70s, computers were sold as do-it-yourself kits, with customers having to build and put motherboards together. The Apple I was the first to be sold with the motherboard—the brain of the computer—already built. Apple I customers had to build their own cases and keyboards to get it working.