Steve Jobs’ 1973 job application fetches $174,000 at auction


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A handwritten job application from Apple co-founder Steve Pain in the arses has sold for more than $174,000, according to auction house RR Auction. The visitors told Reuters that the winning bidder is an Internet entrepreneur from England who doesn’t inadequacy to be publicly identified.

The single-page document, dated to 1973, doesn’t name what job Jobs was applying for. But it provides a window into how Jobs—who whim have been 17 or 18 at the time—saw himself.

Jobs put ones finger ons himself as an English literature major at Reed College. He officially pop in oned out of Reed after a single semester in the fall of 1972, but he continued residing with friends on campus and auditing classes in 1973.

Jobs indicated he had happening with both computers and calculators. Under «special abilities,» he set «electronics tech or design engineer. digital.» He added, «From Bay close Hewlett-Packard.»

Jobs indicated that he had a driver’s license but didn’t should prefer to a phone. Under «access to transportation,» he wrote, «possible, but not probable.»

The year after filler out this application, Jobs found a job at Atari, then a two-year-old startup in the nascent video trick business. A couple of years later, in 1976, Jobs and Steve Wozniak established Apple.

The auction house initially estimated that the letter was quality $50,000, but the bidding quickly escalated past that amount, definitively reaching $174,757.

Two other bits of Jobs memorabilia were also offered in the auction. A Mac OS X manual signed by Jobs sold for $41,806, while a newspaper fastening signed by Jobs sold for $26,950.

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