As some of you may have noticed, I listed my Apple software collection on Ebay a little over a week ago. A couple days into the listings, I got a message asking about a bulk buy of a dozen discs. Not uncommon, we worked out a deal and soon enough the stuff was his.
I didn't give it much thought until I saw the shipping address:
My first thought was that there's an Apple employee who also happens to be a collector, but I asked the guy about it and sure enough:Apple Inc.
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino CA 95014
So yeah, Apple bought some of their own software back from me. Feel free to post if you've had a similar experience, as I would love to hear about it. I knew Microsoft has a pretty robust archive of their history, but I wasn't aware Apple does too until this happened.We have a lab at Apple containing lots of archived materials. We were missing some of the disks that you placed on ebay.
Just goes to show how necessary this community is. If is wasn't for collectors like us, so much software would just be lost, out of the grasp of even the companies that produced it.