First Apple Ad (1976) – The Apple-1 for Only $666

sepulturaA newspaper ad from 1976 for the original Apple-1 computer, oddly priced at $ 666.66.[…] Thanks to sepultura for providing this nice story on Digg (more than 1042Diggs).

What other users say about this:

pixelpeer: Well, my friends, you’re all wrong. First of all, it just so happens that the sign of the beast was miscalculated, it is not 666, but something else close. Somehow someone screwed up the actual reference (when has that happened before?) , and the number is very close, but not 666. I’m sorry I cannot recite the source on this, but someone more knowledgeable than I might be able to. Secondly, $666.66 is FIVE sixes, not three, so that kind of screws up that particular hexagram anyhow. So Apple is not evil (just very self-interested).

bloodclot: “*includes 4k bites of RAM” – WOW SO FAST!

siouxmoux: Apple HQ of 1976 us now 770 Welch Road – Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

shhteffen: Since when do you see dates next to adds? This is probably a photoshop fake.

kineticarl: According to the U.S. dept. of Labor inflation calculator, $666.66 then is worth about $2440 now.

doommachine: SCARIES!
http://i12.tinypic.com/4vo6xsg.jpg

spacedyevest: Is it bad that I’m the 666 digger of this story.

Boy I hope I’m not going to hell cause I use a PC

ruce: 32 KB of onboard RAM!!!! No way!!!

lesueurrat: BOOM!!

freakguy54321: imagine in 15 years our comp will look like that. damn.

fitix82: $666 in today’s dollars would be $2500
(using http://www.halfhill.com/inflation.html)

omjeremy: DUPLICATE… How many times do we have to see this friggen ad? Digg is starting to suck ass.

miguelsan22: Lets get 666 Diggs on this.

darlyn: Woah, after seeing this, I’m considering ditching OS X …

ClintLugert: It’s true. The current logo strikes of the knowledge of good and evil. The devil I say. But a good devil.

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