A letter signed by Steve Jobs accepting an "insanely great" job offer is expected to sell for over $ 25,000 this month.
The letter signed by the former Apple boss offers him a job at NeXT Computer Inc. on November 14, 1991.
The two-sided typed letter offers him the title of President of Chief Operating Officer, a salary of $ 250,000, and an extensive list of benefits, including 660,000 common shares of NeXT.
"Above the signature line is:" I accept this incredibly great offer! "
Some memorabilia related to Steve Jobs's career are due for auction, including an Apple keyboard signed by co-founders Jobs and Wozniak.
The approval letter, which is expected to bring in up to 25,000 US dollars at auction, will be signed by former Apple boss Steve Jobs, who has accepted a role at NeXT Computer Inc.
The typed letter is signed by Steve Jobs, in which he says: "I accept this amazing offer !!!" – what later became known as the famous "Jobs-Ism"
A spokesman for Boston-based auctioneers, RR Auction, said, “What is insanely great is a famous job ism that introduced the Macintosh.
Letters signed by Steve Jobs are extremely rare. We have been in business for more than 40 years and this is the first time we've seen it, ”said Bobby Livingston, Executive VP at RR Auction.
The letter is a particularly important mark in Jobs' career as the NeXT company brought him back to Apple, which he founded and which it now calls the Most Valuable Company in the World.
Jobs resigned from Apple in 1985 after trying to get rid of then-CEO John Sculley, whom he lured away from his job at Pepsi-Cola.
Jobs co-founded Apple in 1976 and stepped down after a few years in the company to start his own company, NeXT, in 1985. Image: A younger Steve Jobs in Apple's early years
In addition to the letter, a number of other technical devices, some of which were signed by Apple's co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak
An Apple keyboard signed by Jobs and Wozniak that is expected to sell for over $ 30,000
After Apple failed to beat the IBM PC and the two men apparently had very different visions for the company, Jobs attempted to get rid of Sculley but his plan was exposed and he said he would step down.
Instead, he and a number of Apple employees took away and started NeXT with $ 7 million – creating a computer that was technologically advanced but largely laid off.
In the meantime, Apple made numerous failed attempts to modernize its technology before deciding in 1997 to purchase NeXT for the NeXTSTEP operating system. With that, Jobs returned to the company he once founded.
Bobby Livingston added: “ Although their computers had below average sales, the NeXTSTEP operating system and development environment proved extremely influential and formed the basis for Mac OS X.
"Apple bought NeXT in 1997 for $ 429 million and 1.5 million shares in Apple. Jobs returned to the company he co-founded in 1976 under the agreement."
The collection includes a fully functional Apple 1 computer with its rare original packaging, which was signed by designer Steve Wozniak
The items on offer were put up for sale yesterday and can be purchased until December 17th
Along with this document, the auction features a number of other memorabilia related to Jobs' career.
This includes a fully functional Apple 1 computer with its rare original packaging, which was signed by the designer Steve Wozniak.
There's also an Apple keyboard signed by Jobs and Wozniak, which is expected to sell for over $ 30,000.
Also on offer are Wozniak's Apple rainbow glasses, which are expected to sell for over $ 1,000.
Other items include computers from the collection of software pioneer Roger Wagner, materials from the collection of Apple's first COO Del Yocam and a rare musical cue sheet from Pixar & # 39; s Monsters, Inc. signed by Steve Jobs, Randy Newman and other.
Sales began on December 10th and will last until December 17th.