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Steve Jobs' physical job application sells for 12x the NFT version or for about six fully specced Apple Mac Pro computers

Steve Jobs' job application dates back to 1973, when he was still a teenager. (Image source: USAToday/MacRumors - edited)
Steve Jobs' job application dates back to 1973, when he was still a teenager. (Image source: USAToday/MacRumors - edited)
A physical job application filled out by Steve Jobs has been sold for a huge amount at a recent auction. The physical form was sold alongside an NFT (digital) version of Jobs’ job application, although the former sold for a much higher sum – in fact enough to buy six fully specced Apple Mac Pro computers and have change left over for half-a-dozen wheel kits.

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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.

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Steve Jobs' job application. (Image source: stevejobsjobapplication.com)
Steve Jobs' job application. (Image source: stevejobsjobapplication.com)
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.
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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-08- 4 (Update: 2021-08- 4)