An interesting piece of tech history is being auctioned online. According to sources, it’s allegedly Steve Jobs’s job application from 1973.
Currently, the item has already gained an outstanding bid of $50,000. The document is being auctioned by a company called RR Auction.
According to experts, Apple’s late co-founder submitted the paper in 1973 with his own handwriting when he was just an 18-year old job seeker. Jobs and Steve Wozniak then created Apple Computer a few years later.
Unfortunately, the job application form did not specify exactly what position he applied for. Nevertheless, it includes some interesting details about the charismatic tech personality.
Based on the information supplied by the document, he listed his address as Reed College, where he enrolled during the fall semester in 1972. Six months later, due to financial constraints, he dropped out of school but was frequently on campus and sat in different classes that supposedly interested him.
“After six months, I couldn’t see the value in it, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK,” explained Jobs.
A scanned copy of the auctioned application form was uploaded online for the public. Sources pointed out some of the more remarkable tidbits written down by Steve Jobs.
On the form, he indicated that he was an English Literature major, but he also noted that he had computer and calculator experience, which was considered a big advantage at the time.
Moreover, under Special Abilities section of the paper, he jotted down “electronics tech or design engineer” with a small reference to his short stint with Hewlett-Packard. Jobs pointed out that he had a driver’s license, but likewise inscribed that his access to transportation was “possible, but not probable.”
A year later, he ended up working for Atari, a video game producer, together with Steve Wozniak. What followed a few years after made it into the history books, thanks to the advent of personal computers.
Seven years after he wrote down the details on his application form, Apple computer went public and turned Steve Jobs into a multi-millionaire. By January 2007, he made his mark again as the company innovated the smartphone industry with the introduction of the iPhone.