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Saturday 10 December 2016

'Junk' computer is worth $200k

A US recycling centre is looking for a woman who dropped off an old Apple computer that turned out to be worth $200,000 (€183,000).

The Apple 1 computer was discovered inside boxes of electronics that she had cleaned out from her garage after her husband died, said Victor Gichun, the vice-president of Clean Bay Area, in California's Silicon Valley.

The Apple 1 is one of only about 200 first-generation desktop computers assembled by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ron Wayne in 1976.

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