Is Your Old Computer Worth a Cool £240,000?

By Sam Gibbs on at

That's how much an original Apple I just sold for at Sotheby's in New York. The colossal sum was literally just for the naked board too -- the ancient, yet still working computer had no case, monitor, or keyboard -- simply a piece of junk to the untrained eye.

Apparently the board was put together personally by none other than Jobs and Wozniak way back in 1976, and comes with all the original manuals -- an Apple fanboy's wet dream then. Still, it makes you wonder whether that hunk of junk sitting in your attic is worth anything. Maybe computers have finally broken into the world of antiques -- next up, Antiques Roadshow. [Sotheby's via Reuters]

Thanks Jeff!