Auction Site, Profiles in History is auctioning off a double threat. A piece of Star Trek AND computer history. They are auction off an Early Apple Macintosh that was gifted to and owned by Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry. The target price is between $800-$1200, which seems like a bargain. According to Profiles:
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.
Early Production Apple Macintosh 128 computer given to Gene Roddenberry by Apple Computer [@] Profiles in History
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