British auction house Bonhams is organizing a “History of Science and Technology” sale in New York on October 25. It will be possible to find a little bit of everything, from some ancient books and manuscripts from the 15th century to the equipment used in the Apollo space program that landed the first men on the moon, passing through small memorabilia from Eniac, considered one of the story’s first “general purposes.”
Among the items for sale is also the Macintosh SE that Steve Jobs used after leaving Apple to found NeXT and which remained in the last company’s offices from 1988 until 1994. Many confidential data has been removed from the computer but the hard drive allows you to steal details about Jobs’ work, And weekly appointments, trips, and events are still stocked, including a missed meeting with Charles III (then Prince of Wales, now King of the United Kingdom). It appears that the daughter of the late Apple co-founder, then a teenager, also used the computer in question. The computer was last used in a marketing project overseen by Jobs in 1994 and then gifted to the current owner that same year, stating that it could one day have value. Bonhams believes he can raise up to $300,000.
Those who can’t stand such high numbers can focus on simpler things like: a Macintosh development team tycoon, Steve Jobs’s NeXT business cards, a folder with an Apple II tech diagram, even some Steve Jobs’ office items, specifically NeXT magazines, as well as Pixar IPO prospectus and video of the unveiling of the 1990 NeXT system.
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