Often the contacts made about available computers are fascinating and an innocent phone call is only over after hours. Sometimes
collectors and first-time owners who are looking for a new home for a rare item contact
us: the typical "just to leave it in good hands".
I am looking forward to new contacts and offers. However, leisure time, like all self-employed activity, is rare and not every question can be answered. The website is a private and I reserve the right not to reply to e-mails.
Messages and Inquiries:
Offers and donations of computers, computer parts, software, documents, etc. Whishlist
I have many inquiries about getting high-res pictures and so far they were always to get better replicas. There is only a pretty thin line to cross between nice replicas and counterfeits and I will not help anyone to cross it. The photographer might have had honest reasons to take the pictures, but too many black sheep exist.
Some people asking me about super-high-res pictures might be the nicest and most honest humans on the planet, but some people are not.
If someone asks me for pictures of the back of the computers and of the conducting paths under ICs, I'm sorry. That is suspicious.
To make this clear: I totally understand people wishing to get a nice replica, but if someone tells me they want a replica with even correct conducting paths in the invisible sections, then it is a NO from me. There is absolutely no respectable reason for anyone to want this except one: to produce counterfeits.
Even the biggest fan would not notice nor can they see what is under the chips.
Any reliable collector or Apple fan would be happy to get a nice replica and doesn't need a counterfeit.
Of course you can't stop people from breaking into your house, but luckily most Apple-1 owners will not give their house keys away.
High-res pictures and particularly macro shots could be a problem. Such detailed information is normally connected to a plan to produce better fakes.
The Mike Willegal's registry is a wonderful tool to make sure that as many Apple-1 as possible are registered and that some pictures exist. If someone is selling an Apple-1, people can compare their information with the ones available on this list. A lot of information isn't public and that is good because it protects the real Apple-1 computers. To come up with a "new finding" of any Apple-1 is pretty hard. If anyone tries to produce a counterfeit of an existing Apple-1, for example, it will be noticeable because every one of these computers is unique and the original owner will complain.
I do publish some pictures of my Apple-1, but I will not provide detailed ones of every component or conducting paths. Reliable museums will deny such requests as well.