A job application filled in by Steve Jobs more than 40 years ago is expected to fetch for $50,000 next month, as per RR Auction. Completed in 1973, three years before he joined Apple, the error-filled form was submitted shortly after Jobs dropped out of his English Literature major at Reed in order to pursue a career in tech.
While the document doesn’t state what position Jobs applied for, it does provide insights into the mind of the Apple co-founder.
As seen below, the document includes basic information such as his full name, date of birth and major — but fails to state previous employment. Instead, Jobs wrote, “yes (design, tech)” along with “Computer” and “Calculator” as his special skills.
At the bottom of the form, Jobs also comments that his “Special Abilities” are “electronics tech or design engineer. digital.—from Bay near Hewitt-Packard. [sic]”
Additionally, two other items will appear in the same auction: a newspaper clipping valued at $15,000 and a Mac OS X technical manual signed by Jobs in 2001, the latter rumored to have an estimated value of $25,000. Below, the original owner of the manual revealed how he was able to obtain the signed document whilst training to become an Apple technician in Cupertino, California.
“It was afternoon, the end of my training day and I just got into my car when I saw Mr. Steve Jobs walking into his car. I rolled down my window and called up his name. He asked me whether he knew me. I told him I certainly knew who he was and immediately asked him if he would be kind enough to sign my Mac OS X Administration technical manual. He refused and said ‘I feel weird doing that.’ I refused to back down. After a bit of cajoling on my part, he finally told me to hand over the manual and pen. He said ‘give me those’ and he autographed my manual.”
The two Steve Jobs artifacts are part of The Pop Culture auction that will take place from March 8 to March 15. For more information, visit RR Auction’s website.
In related news, Apple’s is reportedly upgrading its AirPods to be water resistant.
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