Sorry, a little bit more text. Mike Willegal already wrote about it. He handed-over the maintenance of the Apple-1 Registry to me. Thanks for that! My name is Achim Baqué. Some people might know me already. I am from Germany.
Mike already forwards updates from owners to me. The information at the Registry is constantly growing. It is unbelievable how much time it takes to take care about 60+ entries. On a first look it maybe looks not much, but so much information and even pictures are added. Believe me I spend a lot of time for it and even just the interactive Apple-1 very time-consuming.
Mike told me that most important for him is the history of every Apple-1. And so it is for me. Mike wrote to me that he will put a link to the new website instead of the old Registry as soon as it is ready.
The new website is ready to go but I want to update everything and add as much information as possible. For this reason I ask everyone at Applefritter.
Here is a link to the preliminary website: Apple-1 Registry. I hope you like it.
For enthusiasts, owner and collectors the website is the source of information about the Apple-1. It was a Mike’s brilliant idea. To make sure the Registry will continue I will handle the Registry after my retirement to someone.
For many Apple-1 almost no information exist. Pictures are rare and mostly of low quality and I will not copy pictures from the internet without permission.
All known owner of Apple-1 already got a personal email some days ago. Some instantly answered and contributed many pictures and information. A few announced to send pictures next time. Hopefully more will help. We will see.
Any help offered is highly appreciated. Discretion is absolutely guaranteed. Any owner can be anonymous or even with counterfeit added to the list. Same for location. I am willing to sign and already have signed NDA’s.
For any picture send to me: you must be the owner of the rights on this picture and by sending it to me you give me permission to publish it on the Apple-1 Registry website. There is no limit for pictures and videos. Resolution can be almost anything and automatically pictures are reduced to 1920x1080.
If you have any information or update for me, please write an email to contact@Apple1Registry.com instead of posting it here. For many or large files send me a link to any cloud storage or ask me for a link.
Most people are interested in history, description, pictures and equipment of every Apple-1.
What everyone can expect: Responsive website, list of all Apple-1 (with filter and sort options), detailed view, world map, interactive image of the Apple-1, market place overview, information about the Apple-1, peripherals, software, documentation, stories, links and comments. And much more is already in the pipeline.
Responsive map: Many times it is unclear if the Apple-1 is currently on display.
Stories about the Apple-1 and Apple Company is something else. What do I mean with stories? Well, anything that has to do with the Apple-1 and the young Apple Company of 76/77. So far I added a very moving story from Ron Wayne. Ron Wayne wrote a letter to me and gave permission to publish it. That is the kind of story many people looking for. Everyone with a good story is welcome to share it.
Any story about a specific Appke-1 will be added in the detailed view of every Apple-1.
And for skeptical people. Yes, the Apple-1 is just one of many computer. But it was the start of the most valuable company. It doesn’t matter if someone like the company or products. It is our history and Apple had a huge impact to the computer industry and our life. As Steve said: no Apple-1 no Apple Company. We have to preserve our history. And not only art, books etc.