Departed at 7:30 to drive to the Computer History Museum for the Vintage Computer Fest. Yesterday we just dropped off the 8 boxes of books. Now, from 8am to 9am I arranged them attractively on our two large vendor tables. We are in a prime location, anyone who walks between the exhibit area to the consignment area has to pass us. And many took time to look at the books.
We sold quite a few, I didn’t count but it was more than half of what we had brought. It was a long day with lots of boring spots in it. Got a lot of reading done on my phone. Here’s a picture of our setup.
I got time during the day to look at the exhibits. The most interesting one, well, the one that has the most sales value, would be this one.
That is the first made Apple I, serial #1, personally gifted by Steve Wozniak to the woman standing behind it. Her name is Liza Loop. She claims we have met. Possibly, around 1977 or so, when I helped organize a display of microcomputer systems at the Menlo Park Library. Anyway, given that Apple I’s have auctioned at $500K, what do you suppose serial #1 is worth?
She also owns the serial #1 Apple II. She and Steve Wozniak were close.
Anyway I’m going to bed early because I have to do it again tomorrow.