Numbrs’ private collection
A tribute to 41 years of technology that changed peoples lives.
The Numbrs Cafe at our Headquarters is where one can see a private collection of iconic and valuable hardware devices of Apple and IBM. The exhibition takes you through 41 years of technology and particularly the development of the personal computer.
Our exhibition is a tribute to some of the most significant technology devices of our time. The devices changed the world and significantly impacted the lives of almost every person. The iconic exhibits remind all employees of the influence of technology and the driving force of simplicity, a philosophy that was implemented by Apple and IBM in an impressive manner.
Our collection includes the following devices:
The Apple II is an 8-bit home computer, one of the first highly successful mass-produced microcomputer products, designed primarily by Steve Wozniak. It was introduced in 1977 at the West Coast Computer Faire by Steve Jobs and was the first consumer product sold by Apple. It is the first model in a series of computers which were produced until Apple IIe production ceased in November 1993. The Apple II marks Apple’s first launch of a personal computer aimed at a consumer market — branded towards American households rather than businessmen or computer hobbyists.
The Macintosh Plus computer is the third model in the Macintosh line, introduced on January 16, 1986, two years after the original Macintosh. As an evolutionary improvement over the 512K, it shipped with 1 MB of RAM standard, expandable to 4 MB, and an external SCSI peripheral bus, among smaller improvements. It originally had the same generally beige-colored case as the original Macintosh(“Pantone 453”), but in 1987, the case color was changed to the long-lived, warm gray “Platinum” color. It is the earliest Macintosh model able to run System 7 OS.
The Newton is a series of personal digital assistants (PDA) developed and marketed by Apple. An early device in the PDA category — the Newton originated the term “personal digital assistant” — it was the first to feature handwriting recognition. Apple started developing the platform in 1987 and shipped the first devices in 1993.
IBM p70–386 & IBM p70–388
The IBM P70 series is unique as it actually uses a standard PC motherboard, it was designed by utilizing parts from IBM PS/2 systems and quite a few parts are interchangeable, plenty of room in this unit for upgrades with two expansions boards. The P70 really was a high end computer at its time of release in 1988 and it is more closer to a server than a desktop.
The iMac G3 is a series of personal computers designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1998 to 2003. Noted for its innovative enclosure via the use of translucent and brightly colored plastics, it was the first consumer-facing Apple product to debut under the recently returned interim CEO Steve Jobs.
iPhone 1st generation
The iPhone is the first smartphone model designed and marketed by Apple. This first generation iPhone was announced on January 9, 2007. The original iPhone was introduced by Steve Jobs on January 9, 2007 in a keynote address at the Macworld Conference & Expo held in Moscone West in San Francisco, California. In his address, Jobs said, “This is a day, that I have been looking forward to for two and a half years”, and that “today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone.” Jobs introduced the iPhone as a combination of three devices: a “widescreen iPod with touch controls”; a “revolutionary mobile phone”; and a “breakthrough Internet communicator”.
If we at Numbrs begin to achieve something even close to what these icons have achieved during their lifetime, then we would truly be filled wih pride. Essentially, our private exhibition reminds us on a daily basis of the possibilities of tomorrow.