Yes, the document had already been auctioned before, but could now be acquired as a “non-fungible token”. How would you buy it
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This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors can occur because of this process.
An application from Apple founder Steve Jobs, handwritten by the businessman between the ages of 17 and 18, is being auctioned on the Internet and although it has already been auctioned, the interested party can now receive it in digital form as an NFT or non-fungible token.
To burn money? Buy the NFT from Steve Jobs & # 39; weird application for teenagers https://t.co/ElubdJke8r by @edfromfreelance pic.twitter.com/uPhtHeXw5T
– Cult of the Mac (@cultofmac) 21. July 2021
The organizer of this event acquired the original piece for a value of $ 224,750 (approx. 4,518,014 Mexican pesos) in a tender in London in March this year.
On the website stevejobsjobapplication.com you can find the physical and digital version of the document, there is also a poll where you can vote which one you think has the most value.
Apparently the promoter is trying to prove a point related to how we perceive physical and digital value in the current age. In a statement posted on the website, he states:
“Will this open up a whole new market for decentralized collectibles? Will this consolidate the status quo? Or could we see a stalemate with a new understanding that the two can coexist and even complement each other for the next 50 years of innovation?
Whatever the result, the world of finance and the arts will be watching with excitement. "
At the request of a young Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs / Picture: Tom Munnecke | Getty Images.
The details of an 18-year-old job in the document contain grammatical errors, but show that he knew from a young age that technical skills were his strength. Nevertheless, the young man stated his career as "English literature" in the application.
In "special skills" Jobs wrote "electronics technician or digital design engineer – in gadgets from Bay to Hewitt-Packard (sic)". He also wrote "yes" next to "computers" and "calculator" and wrote "design, technology" under those categories.
He wrote his name as "Steven Jobs" (with a lowercase letter) and instead of his address he wrote "Reed University", the school he had dropped out of. Next to "Phone" he wrote "none", which is difficult to imagine in the age of the iPhone. And next to "access to transport?" Jobs wrote, "possible but not likely".