Steve Jobs’ Memo From 1974 hoped to fetch $15000

Apple Fans love Apple. Apple Fans and the world (even Apple Rivals) loves Steve jobs, the late co-founder and former CEO of the iPhone manufacturer, Apple.

This makes one ask a Question: How much a Four-page Memo from Steve Jobs’ Atari days (Jobs when 19 year old, once worked for iconic game-maker Atari. The year was 1974) could fetch if auctioned?

PCMag believes, the four-page-long document is expected to bring in between $10,000 and $15,000.

A treat for Apple and Atari fans and countless rich geeks out there, Sotheby's in New York is auctioning a handwritten memo penned by Jobs himself and addressed to his former supervisor at Atari.

The memo was written in 1974, and it describes changes Atari could make to its World Cup Soccer arcade game,according to CNet. Jobs was 19 at the time, and he worked as a game designer for the innovative company responsible for the classic Pong game.

Notably, even in his Atari years, Jobs used to keep a seclusion from the world. That apart, his typical ‘Who are you’ mindset for anyone different from his way of thinking was also there. In his late teens and early twenties at that time, Jobs worked night shifts at Atari in the 1970s, isolating himself from the other employees, frequently referred to these colleagues as "dumb s--ts," Sotheby noted. Interestingly, Steve Jobs' Hippie years in India, where he dilly dallied with hallucinations and transcendental meditation, fall just after his stint at Atari.

Jobs' biographer Walter Isaacson wrote that Jobs appreciated the simplistic nature of Atari, which he sought to bring to Apple.

A Bit about the Memo:

According to the Sotheby's description,

"The present report, written for [Jobs'] supervisor Stephen Bristow, was meant to improve the functionality and fun of World Cup, a coin arcade game with four simple buttons and an evolution from Atari's Pong game.”

"Jobs report is stamped 'All-One Farm Design,' a name appropriated from the commune he frequented at the time, and the address of the Jobs family in Los Altos. At the bottom of the stamp is the Buddhist mantra, Gate Gate paragate parasangate bodhi svahdl."

[The Buddhist mantra, Gate Gate paragate parasangate bodhi svahdl" means 'Gone, gone, gone beyond, gone utterly beyond, Enlightenment hail!']

Date of the Auction:

The auction is set for June 15 at 10 a.m. EDT, when Sotheby's will also be auctioning a functional Apple-I motherboard. Only 50 units of this generation computer are thought to have survived, with only six in working condition, according to CNet. This offering is predicted to bring in between $12,000 and $150,000. --------

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