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Sat Mar 17, 2018, 04:27 AM

18-year-old Steve Jobs' job application sells for more than $170,000

Before Steve Jobs co-founded the most successful technology company of all time, he applied for jobs like the rest of us. And, as it turns out, he was quite awful at it.

A one-page job application by then 18-year-old Jobs in 1973 was sold for $174,757 on Friday in Boston, more than three times its pre-sale estimate. Going by “Steven Jobs” at the time, the recent college dropout applied to a job with no description of what position the application was targeting. The document contained misspellings, misplaced punctuation and terse answers.

Three years later, Jobs and his childhood friend Steve Wozniak co-founded Apple Computer and revolutionized the personal computer industry. Jobs died in 2011 at the age of 56 due to pancreatic cancer.

“Steve Jobs and Apple encouraged each of us to ‘Think Different,’ and even today — several years after his untimely passing — it’s still difficult to think of anyone more iconic or influential who has had such profound impact on our everyday modern lives,” said Bobby Livingston, executive vice president of RR Auction, which auctioned the job application. “There are many collectors who have earned disposable income over the last few decades using Apple technology, and we expect similarly strong results on related material in the future as well.”

Read more: https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/03/16/18-year-old-steve-jobs-job-application-sells-for-more-than-170000/

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longship Mar 2018 #1

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Sat Mar 17, 2018, 04:47 AM

1. English, lit major but cannot spell "probable"

Jobs has always been an idiot jerk.

Never graduated.

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