Just a few days in the past, Christie’s Public sale home offered one other Apple 1 for whopping $470,000 and once I examine it my first response was “one more one…shifting on”. That thought made me surprise why I’d assume like that. The Apple 1s are not any much less uncommon than they had been just a few years in the past when the primary ones had surfaced, and through the years they are going to be even rarer.
I consider that when one thing that’s actually thrilling tends to grow to be much less and fewer newsworthy and fascinating because the information repeats itself with the identical content material time and again, even when the precise topic is completely different, like what simply occurred with this most up-to-date Apple 1. There’s nothing actually new – there are a small variety of Apple 1s, they’re uncommon, they go for some huge cash and that’s it. I suppose the fitting phrase for that’s “saturation.”
I keep in mind again once I watched the film Apollo 13, I realized in regards to the fascinating undeniable fact that most of the people couldn’t care much less in regards to the Apollo program and the Moon touchdown after Apollo 11 and different expeditions. Though films are usually not the most effective supply of true info, another dependable sources discuss the identical downside, confirming the film assertion.
The issue with the Apollo program was that NASA was open about sharing each single bit of knowledge with the press, and so they had been pleased to create options primarily based on all that info, bombarding the viewers with uncountable exhibits and discussions in regards to the topic. In some unspecified time in the future, most of the people misplaced curiosity, not as a result of going to the Moon wasn’t an unimaginable achievement, however as a result of folks talked about it approach an excessive amount of.
I may observe clearly the Apple 1 “meh” impact this time round a lot clearer than the earlier auctions. There wasn’t any point out within the many retro-computing associated Fb teams nor in different web sites and blogs. I don’t keep in mind to see any tweet about it both. The common media retailers just like the CNBC hyperlink above are nonetheless writing about it, however plainly even their articles are being copied/paste from the earlier ones, simply altering the value and the date!
The one factor that makes me surprise if I’m unsuitable is that there are nonetheless folks very fascinated with shopping for the machine and pay the value of a home for it…