The purpose of the Apple-1 Registry is, among other things, to preserve the history of all Apple-1s. Most of the information is online. However, much is confidential and the owners of the Apple-1 do not wish it to be published. At least for the moment.
The information content of the Apple-1 Registry is a treasure and must be preserved.
Besides the website, there is a self-developed software to manage all Apple-1.
The show must go on!
Mike Willegal handed-over the Apple-1 Registry in 2018 to Achim Baqué.
Should the curator Achim Baqué no longer be able to manage and maintain the website, there is a provision in his will. The registry will be handed over to a successor. It is the task of the executor to find a suitable person. This person will be handed over all access data, the administration software and the domain names.
In 1976, engineer Steve Wozniak, while working at HP, built the Apple-1 computer from scratch. He finished his work in March 1976. He is the father of the Apple-1. The Apple story started with his work.
Steve Jobs encouraged Steve Wozniak not to give away the mainboard for do-it-yourself hobbyists. Instead, it was produced in a factory, assembled and sold.
Wozniak started little later to create the much more advanced Apple II.
There would be no Apple Company without the Apple-1.
Ronald Wayne was responsible to do all the necessary paperwork to create Apple. And he wrote the manuals.
The motherboard was designed by Howard Canter. Steve Wozniak knew him from his work. He made no mistake.