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Technology - Steve Jobs job application sells for $ 174,000

The document was completed to apply for a job before Apple. 
The creator of Apple died in 2011 due to cancer.

A one-page job application completed by Steve Jobs more than four decades ago, which already reflected the technological aspirations of Apple's founder, was sold at an auction in the United States at $ 174,000, more than triple the pre-sale estimate.

An Internet entrepreneur from England was the winning bidder, the auction house RR Auction in Boston said on Friday, but the buyer wanted to remain anonymous. It was expected that the application dated in 1973, completed with spelling and punctuation errors, would reach approximately $ 50,000. The sale price reached on Thursday was $ 17,775, according to the auction house.

The form lists his name as "Steven jobs" and the address as "reed college" from Portland, Oregon, which he briefly attended. Next, to 'Phone', the young Jobs wrote "none". In a section titled "Special Skills," Jobs wrote "technology or digital design engineer-in Bay near Hewitt-Packard," a reference to California technology pioneer Hewlett-Packard and the San Francisco Bay area. 

The document does not indicate what position or company the application was intended. Jobs and his friend Steve Wozniak founded Apple about three years later

RR Auction said the high price reflects the continuing influence of Jobs, who died of cancer in 2011 at age 56.

Other highlights of the online auction included an Apple Mac OS X technical manual signed by Jobs in 2001, which sold for $ 41,806 and a rare newspaper cut signed in 2008 with an image of Jobs speaking at the Developers Conference Apple that sold for $ 26,950.

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