Steve Jobs' job application from 1973 auctioned for $174,757

A job application that was filled out by Steve Jobs back in 1973, just a few years before he and Steve Wozniak would setup Apple, has been auctioned off for $174,757.

The typewritten and handwritten document can be partly seen here. It was won by an anonymous British Internet entrepreneur at an auction hosted by the Boston-based RR Auction house on Friday.

Under Steve Jobs' leadership Apple introduced many groundbreaking products, such as the iPod and iPhone. Tim Cook took over as Apple's CEO after Jobs's death in 2011, however, for many people Steve Jobs will always be heralded as a great tech innovator and inventor, which explains why a mere job application from the man can fetch such a high price.

Steve Jobs would have been about 17 or 18 at the time, and in the document he describes himself as an English literature Major at Reed College. He would have dropped out of Reed at this time, but continued living with friends on campus for a while after. The application does not show to which company or for what position the application was, Jobs does express that being a design engineer is one of his special abilities. He references the San Francisco Bay Area and also mentions Hewlett-Packard, although he appears to misspell it as "Hewitt-Packard".

If you were looking for an understatement, its in the space left to describe one's skills with computers and calculators, where Jobs left a simple lowercase, "yes", and the words design and tech in brackets underneath. As for access to transportation, Jobs wrote "possible, but not probable."

Source: RR Auction via Reuters, Ars Technica |Image from RR Auction

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