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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Schoolsky Apple-1 computer in the Bugbook Collection.

I purchase this Apple-1 computer in 1994 from Mr. Schoolsky who was a young friend of Steve Woznick during the start up of Apple. If he would have accepted the job offer he would have been the 6th Apple employee. Woznick gave this Apple-1 to Schoolsky during time when the Apple-1 was being sold in 1976.  This computer has been made fully functional by my friend Win Heagy. This is the second Apple-1 Win has restored for me.





Schoolsky Apple-1 computer



Schoolsky Apple-1 computer.













1. Original letter ( 12/1/94)to me from Adam Schoolsky with signature. Adam was the first owner and I am the second owner. I also have the envelope with the letter.













 Envelope from
Adam Schoolsky 1994

2. Envelope from Adam Schoolsky 1994.







Original hand written
 letter from Adam Schoolsky
 



2. Original hand written letter from Adam Schoolsky with signature to me about getting the literature and Apple-1 ready for shipping to me.











3. #58 on the Willegal Apple-1 registry. Mike Willegal for many years has been keeping track of all the known Apple-1 computers. All four of the ones I owned are on the registry and the Schoolsky computer is  here http://www.willegal.net/appleii/apple1-originals.htm#Schoolsky you can see the site by clicking on the link.




Original Apple-1
14 page operation manual




3. Original Apple-1 14 page operation manual - mint condition.











One Page from the
 Apple-1 Operations Manual
One Page from the Apple-1 Operations Manual.

When you enlarge this drawing look at the names on the lower right. R. Wayne  was a 10% owner in the first Apple partnership. He became concerned when the group wanted to borrow $50,000 to build the first 50 Apple-1  computers and sold his interest in the company for about $750. He was an owner for less then 2 weeks. Ron Wayne Wikipedia





Original Apple-1 computer
 advertising slick front


4. Front side of original Apple-1 computer advertising slick - 2 sided mint condition. Adam acquired this while helping Steve Wozniak during the first few months of the Apple Company start up. Adam would have been employee #6 if he had accepted the job offer to work   full time at Apple.











Original Apple-1 computer
 advertising slick back


Back side of original Apple-1 computer advertising slick















This is shows a note from Adam on the outside of the clear envelope containing the Apple-1 ad slick.










I have the original white box that all the Apple-1 computers were packaged in. This box has the name Woz  ( The name Steve Wozinak uses) written on it.






Woz written on the Apple-1 box cover



Closer look at Woz written on the Apple-1 box cover.












Apple's very first computers stacked
 in boxes in Steve Jobs' bedroom
 from the very earlies
t

Apple-1 computers stacked in boxes in Steve Jobs' bedroom from the very earliest Apple-1 computers. This photo shows the boxes used for the Apple-1 computers and is the same as the box I have.  Adam Schoolsky sent me the Apple -1 computer in this box and said it was an original. The writing on the box also is a good indication of an original box.







 An original 40 page program listing from the first West Coast Computer Faire in California.  The Apple Computer Company was selling the Apple-1 computer at this faire. Adam Schoolsky was also at this show helping the owners Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs.

This is also the Faire where Wozniak and Adam Schoolsky did the Wozniak joke/spoof of putting out a brochure of a computer that was better than all the competition but did  not exist. This spoof computer was called the "Zaltair" and now this is referred to as the "Zaltair Store".

See PDF view of this entire West Coast Computer Faire program.








Back cover of the original 40 page program listing from the first West Coast Computer Faire in California.










Front of Zaltair computer
hoax brochure
Wozniak is a like to pull pranks on people and at this Computer Fair he had Adam Schoolsky help with what is known as the Zaltair prank. The prank worked this way -- a nice 2 sided brochure of a none existence computer ( Zaltair) was made up by Woz and Adam & 10,000 were printed. The Zaltair Computer had a better price and specifications then all the current microcomputers on the market. This caused a big commotion at the Faire and it was done in secret so no one new who had created the brochure.  It was years later that Wozniak told Steve Jobs that he and Adam did the Zaltair hoax.









back of Zaltair computer
hoax brochure


Back of Zaltair brochure.

I have a lot of detail about the story of the Zaltair hoax in my blog.

Read the Zaltair story here "CLICK"









original copy of the
 very first Silicon Gulch Gazette


An original copy of the very first Silicon Gulch Gazette - volume 0 number 1. The Silicon Gulch Gazette was published to promote the West Coast Computer Faire. It is interesting that the label was  hand written with Adam Schoolskys mailing address.








insert inviting people to be
speakers or exhibitors
at the First West Coast Computer Faire
.




This first edition also has a loose leaf insert inviting people to be speakers or exibitors at the First West Coast Computer Faire.











Silicon Gulch Gazette
Volume 4 number 2 



An original copy of the Silicon Gulch Gazette Volume 4 number 2 addressed to Adam Schoolsky.










Silicon Gulch Gazette
 Volume 3 number 3



An original copy of the Silicon Gulch Gazette Volume 3 number 3 addressed to Adam Schoolsky.











"The First Apple" book by Bob Luther. I have this listed because Bob interviewed Adam Schoolsky and Adam discussed the sale of this Apple-1 computer to me. This is some of the documentation of my purchase

Also an interview with me and I also discussed the purchase of this computer.

The pages and text of these interview are listed below.





Page 250 from Bob Luthers book
 "The First Apple-1"

Page 250 from Bob Luthers book "The First Apple-1"

This is about me discussing the purchase of Adam Schoolskys Apple-1 computer.






Adam Schoolsky had
the opportunity to be
 the sixth Apple employee
.


Page 256 from Bob Luthers book "The First Apple-1"

Adam Schoolsky had the opportunity to be the sixth Apple employee.








Adam Schoolsky discusses
 the sale of this Apple-1 computer


Page 266 from Bob Luthers book "The First Apple-1"

Adam Schoolsky discusses  the sale of this Apple-1 computer to David Larsen.









Steve Wozniak's book 2006 "iWoz"
Steve Wozniak's book 2006 "iWoz" .  Wozniak talks about the Apple-1 computer however I want to show how he worked with Adam Schoolsky in the very early days of the Apple Company.


The Apple-1 computer that I purchased from Adam Schoolsky is a result Adam being a friend and working with Steve Wozniak at the First West Coast Computer Faire in 1977. One of there projects was the Zaltair computer hoax that Wozniak and Schoolsky pulled off at this faire. The excerpt  of the Zaltair story is in the next two slides.






Page 202 from the
 iWoz book shown above


Page 202 from the iWoz book shown above.



Wozniak talks about being at the first West Coast Computer Faire in 1977 and wanting to so put out some fake news or computer hoax. He also talks about how he and Adam Schoolsky printed 8000 copies then secretly distributed them.







Page 202 from the iWoz
book shown above

Page 202 from the iWoz book shown above.

Steve tells how he decided to make the fake computer brochure with various computer comparisons with the fake Zaltair computer.

He then directed the brochure to the Altair compute made by Ed Roberts. Of course Ed Robers was highly upset with this fake brochure.  Who and how this hoax was done was kept secret for several years.  Several years latter Wozniak did tell his partner Steve Jobs that he and Adam did the Zaltair hoax.