The original Apple I computer that went on sale in 1976 was essentially a single PC board.
By ArnoldReinhold, CC BY-SA 4.0
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak had no employees nor design chops, so it was up to the end user to source a box to keep it in, and a keyboard and a TV to plug it into. Thus surviving examples of the I are pretty ad hoc:
By Ed Uthman
By Binarysequence - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0
By Cynde Moya - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0
For his APLE project, Love Hultén re-imagines what the Apple I would've looked like, had he been the designer onboard:
I'm digging the pull-out drawer to access the board, but having those knobs and switches on the back of the monitor housing would drive me nuts.
I’m a lapsed industrial designer. I was born in NYC and figured I’d die there, but a few years ago I abandoned New York to live on a farm in the countryside with my wife. We have six dogs.
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