More than four decades ago, Apple founder Steve Jobs filled out a job application that revealed his passion for technology. The application has now been sold at an auction in the United States for $174,000, more than three times its previous estimate.
An Internet entrepreneur from England was the winning bidder, Boston-based auction house RR Auction said last Friday, but the buyer wished to remain anonymous.
The application dated 1973, complete with spelling and punctuation errors, had been expected to fetch about $50,000.<-->纽约时报中英文网 http://www.qqenglish.com<-->
The form lists his name as "Steven jobs" and address as "reed college," the Portland, Oregon, college he attended briefly. Next to "Phone:" he wrote "none."
Under a section titled "Special Abilities," Jobs wrote "tech or design engineer. digital.—from Bay near Hewitt-Packard," a reference to pioneering California technology company Hewlett-Packard and the San Francisco Bay area.
The document does not state what position or company the application was intended for. Jobs and friend Steve Wozniak founded Apple about three years later.
RR Auction said the high price reflected the continuing influence of Jobs, who died of cancer in 2011 at the age of 56.