A job application filled by Apple‘s late co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs is reportedly up for an auction and is expected to fetch a whopping $50,000, which translates to approximately Rs 3,238,000 (that’s about 50 iPhone X models).
The application is when Jobs was 18 and was looking for an employment as an electronics tech or design engineer.The application is a one-page, handwritten document, which is expected to go up for sale in the next month. It is described on RR Auction’s website as, “In very good condition, with intersecting folds, overall creasing, light staining, and some old clear tape to the top edge. Accompanied by full letters of authenticity from PSA/DNA and Beckett Authentication Services.”
After having dropped out of the university, Jobs’ marked on his ambition of breaking into the tech industry and the application highlights the tumultuous period in his life. In the application, in the column for ‘Access to transportation?”, Jobs has written “possible, but not probable.” For skills, next to “Computer” and “Calculator”, he has written, “yes (design, tech).” He has further described his “Special Abilities” as “electronics tech or design engineer. digital.—from Bay near Hewitt-Packard”.
Jobs enrolled at Reed College for the fall semester in 1972, but dropped out in just six months to preserve his parents’ meager funds. Although he dropped out, he continued to visit the campus for a year and a half to audit courses, including classes on Shakespeare, dance, and calligraphy. All these subjects helped Jobs’ train into the creative mastermind that he is remembered for.
In his 2005 Stanford commencement speech, Jobs is quoted as having said, “If I had never dropped in on that single calligraphy course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts.”
It was in 1976 that Jobs and Steve Wozniak set out to build Apple and introduced many revolutionary products including the iPhone which featured a touchscreen, iPod that could store hundreds of songs, and the personal computer for the masses. Jobs’ died in 2011 owing to prolonged illness, however, his vision of high-end design combined with technology still resonates through the multi-billion dollar company.