Steve Jobs’ 1974 Atari memo to be auctioned

Handwritten letter from Steve Jobs’ prior job with Atari

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs’ handwritten memo to the Atari game company in 1974 is set to be auctioned off.

The written note describes changes that Job suggested to Atari with regards to their World Cup Soccer arcade game which was being developed at the time.

Jobs worked at Atari for a brief period prior to co-founding Apple with Steve Wozniak, who also helped develop hardware to run a single-player version of Pong.

The memo is set to fetch up to $15,000 (R124,932*) through the Sotherby’s auction.

Sotheby’s is also auctioning a working Apple I motherboard, complete with cassette interface, operating manuals, and a BASIC Users Manual. Fewer than 50 Apple I computers are thought to have survived, with only six known to be in working condition, Sotheby’s said. The lot is expected to fetch $120,000 to $150,000 (R1 million – R1,25 million*)

The auction is scheduled for June 15.

*Exchange rates calculated at time of article.
Source: Cnet

 

Join the conversation

Connect with Us

androidappletwitterfacebookgoogleplusfeednewsletter

Poll

Do you have a fibre connection at home or work?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

SACP leadership’s phones are being bugged — Nzimande

Blade Nzimande

Blade Nzimande says the SACP party leadership is under siege.

Gruelling solar car race kicks off in South Africa

Sasol Solar Challenge Team Maragon Olympus’ Solar Eagle of South Africa

The Sasol Solar Challenge, which runs between Pretoria and Cape Town from 24 September to 1 October, is officially underway.

Telkom’s impressive new solar park – details and photos

Telkom solar panel

Telkom’s new photovoltaic solar farm at its campus in Centurion is fully operational, and is providing around 16MWh per day.

iPhone hack attack and the trade in spyware

Hacker

Zero-day exploits – a hacker’s wild card.

Free MyBroadband Newsletter
×