Steve Jobs' physical job application sells for 12x the NFT version or for about six fully specced Apple Mac Pro computers
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A job application filled out by Steve Jobs, the late Apple CEO who co-founded the world’s largest tech company along with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, has been sold at auction both in physical and digital (NFT – non-fungible token) form. While the latter sold for a respectable amount of 12.00 Ether (ETH) valued at US$27,460.20, the physical variant of Steve Jobs’ job application form went for a 12x higher amount or a whopping US$343,000.
The difference between the NFT and physical form sales is very noticeable. While the amount bid for the latter would be sufficient enough to buy half-a-dozen fully kitted out Apple Mac Pro devices (8 TB SSD, 1.5 TB memory, 28-core Intel Xeon processor, 2x Radeon Pro W6900X), the winning bid for the digital application would be barely enough for an 8-core Mac Pro with “just” 768 GB memory and only one Radeon GPU! Interestingly, the official website for the Steve Jobs’ job application auction shows a poll where 80% believe physical form has more value than digital.
This is not the first time this particular job application from a teenage Steve Jobs has turned up at auction. As recently as March of this year the form attracted a winning bid of US$222,400, so it was a good investment for the buyer then who has now seen their lot achieve an amount that is +54% higher. Unfortunately, it’s not known who bought the application form, which details Jobs’ skills with a computer and a calculator, his interest in design and technology, and features his handwriting and signature.