Early Production Apple Macintosh 128 computer given to Gene Roddenberry by Apple Computer
Start Price:800.00 USD
Estimated At:800.00 - 1,200.00 USD
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SOLD at 2009 Oct 09 @ 06:01UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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This is an early production Macintosh 128 personal computer presented to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry as a gift by Apple Computer, Inc. Bearing the serial number F4200NUM0001, this machine is listed as being the 776th example built. The Macintosh was a revelation among personal computers when it came on the market in 1984, being the first commercially successful personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical user interface rather than a command-line interface. This computer was subsequently upgraded to a Macintosh Plus by Apple for Mr. Roddenberry (the original Mac’s Achilles heel was its insufficient memory). The computer features the beige-colored case with 9 in. display, 3.5 in. floppy drive and includes the short keyboard, external floppy drive, mouse and deluxe Apple logo padded carrying case. An incredible artifact with a wonderful association between the visionary computer designer/manufacturer and legendary Star Trek creator, and is a stellar example of the powerful synergy between technology and entertainment. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Gene Roddenberry’s son, Rod.