As noted by ars technica, next week, a “massive trove” of classic Apple computing history goes under the hammer when the auction house Julien’s Auctions auctions off the Hanspeter Luzi collection of more than 500 Apple computers, parts, software, and the occasional bit of ephemera.
Aficionados of Steve Jobs’ groundbreaking firm will be able to get their hands on a suite of devices that showcase how Apple became a household name, the article adds. The collection includes a 1979-1982 Apple II Plus, complete with monitor, disk drives and game paddles, as well as an original 1984 Macintosh.
“The Hanspeter Luzi Vintage Apple Archive” contains more than 500 computers and Apple gizmos gathered over decades by a Swiss teacher and entrepreneur.
“All the products before us have really shaped the cultural zeitgeist, and led a cultural shift in the way we work, learn and operate and communicate, and even spend our leisure time,” Erik Rosenblum of Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, told Barron’s. “We’re in an interesting time… right now, where we went from the everyday household use of an Apple computer to now a historical artifact.”
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