When Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple in the garage in 1976, did they know little about the company becoming a $ 1 trillion giant in the future? Fast-forwarding in 2021, rare Apple artifacts related to the company’s early days are selling for thousands of dollars on the auction market. Similarly, Steve Jobs’ handwritten job submissions were auctioned as non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Now, for those who don’t know, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are blockchain-based units of data that indicate ownership of digital items. It can be used to represent different types of digital items such as photos, videos, audio, and other digital files.
When it comes to the letter, Jobs himself handwritten the job application almost 50 years ago. Probably a draft job application after Jobs dropped out of Reed College in Portland. So it was drafted three years before Apple was born.
The application does not provide much detail. For example, there is no mention of the position Jobs was applying for. Also, there is no mention of the company name... However, given that Jobs emphasizes computer and job application design tips, it can be inferred that it was a computing company.
Now, it’s worth mentioning that this isn’t the first time this letter has been auctioned. Finally, I wrote that a physical version of the letter, which sold for $ 175,000 in 2018, was auctioned by Charterfields earlier this year. It reportedly sold for $ 162,000 in March 2021.
However, both the physical and digital versions of the Jobs application were auctioned as NFTs. At the time of writing this article, the list has received 20 bids and is priced at $ 35,000. There are only 4 days left until the bid deadline on July 28th, so more bids are expected and the price will be raised further.
You can check the application form above and bid on the official website.