The objects of Apple’s history always attract a special love from enthusiasts and collectors. Sometimes sweet enough to cost up to $ 175,000 on a sheet of paper. One, on the other hand, quite unique, because it is about a job application completed by Steve Jobs himself.
1973: One year before joining Atari
In 1973, Steve Jobs had left Reed College in Portlan, Oregon, after taking classes for about six months and listening for a year and a half. In this context, the one who was the founder of Apple Computers Inc. filled out a curious job application
Steve Jobs’ employment petition (1973).
Specialty: English literature.
Skill: computer, calculator, design and technology.
Special skill: electronics and digital design technician or engineer.
In 1974, he joined Atari and worked with Steve Wozniak.
He founded Apple in 1976. pic.twitter.com/gpbEY9obhE
– David Bernal Raspall (@ david_br8) February 15, 2021
After his name, and without asking for a specific job, Steve Jobs gave the aforementioned Reed Collage as an address, without further details. He also did not give a phone number, but he did point out its strength as English literature. When asked if he had a driver’s license, he said yes, while if he had access to a means of transport, he replied “possible, but unlikely”
Then in the skills section he highlights the computer (computer) and calculator (calculator) with a “yes” and mentions that he is proficient in both design and technology. Regarding special abilities, write “design engineer or technician in electronics”
One year after this request, Steve Jobs joined Atari, where he entered the technical post and where he worked with Steve Wozniak with whom he co-founded Apple in 1976, about two years later. In the past, we have seen similar documents sold for over $ 175,000. This particular auction will take place at Charterfields, the auction will open on February 24 and close on March 24.
Looking at the type of document, the truth is that we can expect what, clearly, is an astronomical sum for a sheet of paper. Now, if we take into account what piece of Apple history he’s able to portray, he certainly deserves a place in the weird collection.