Here’s a cheerful little item to help advance your week towards Friday. Technicians at the Politecnico de Torino (a university in Turin, Italy) have managed to bring an original Apple I back to life. These extremely early examples of home computing are nearly impossible to find, and indeed this one was purchased by a wealthy collector for over $200,000.
They cleaned the contacts, tested the capacitors, clock, and so on, and at last used a MacBook Pro to load a program onto the unit that excitedly repeated “Hello Polito” on the monitor. It’s aliiiive!