Cult of Mac interviews Adam Goolevitch, Mac Collector
Posted: May 28, 2012 Filed under: Link, System, Welcome to Macintosh | Tags: Computer history
This article appeared more than ten days ago, so I’m probably the last to report it. Sadly, these days I’ve been dreadfully busy and I couldn’t update this site with the frequency I had in mind. Nonetheless, Adam Rosen’s interview of Adam Goolevitch is a must-read for all vintage Mac users, collectors and enthusiasts out there. Especially for the great photos of really unique systems accompanying it — a 128k Mac with a 5.25″ Twiggy floppy drive, a clear Macintosh SE, and a lot of Lisa 1 and 2.
Goolevitch has a few interesting anecdotes as a Mac collector, which I won’t spoil. And by the way, he’s selling that 128k Mac with Twiggy drive to someone (or some museum or organisation) who can really take care of it. The asking price is $50,000: it’s a lot, but according to Goolevitch “the prototype Macintosh 128k is the only complete example found so far.”
I am not a collector of such calibre, but I have had a few curious adventures myself over the years. Read The strange cases of vintage Apple hardware sellers, Part 1 and Part 2 for some examples of what and whom I had to deal with.