You were a lady of grace, about 60 years old. You had several boxes of old computer parts. You said you were cleaning out the garage after your husband died. You didn’t want a receipt nor did you leave any contact information.
I worked for a computer recycling shop and strolled past those boxes for days until I finally went through them. After discarding several old keyboards and other worthless items, my excitement started to build. “Holy cow!” I said. “This can’t be real … can it?”
Its body was made of wood and its motherboard was large and clunky, a monstrosity that many other people would also consider junk. But it wasn’t junk. No, far from it. You had discarded an original Apple I computer, hand-crafted by The Woz himself. We sold it at auction for two-hundred thousand dollars. Company policy holds that all proceeds from such sales must be split with the original owner.
Call me. We have a $100,000.00 check for you….
[Reuters: Money Awaits Recycler of a Rare Apple I]