The rich continue to place disproportionate value on items associated with the rich and / or famous, so here is yet another auction of relics touched by our lord and savior Steve Jobs (peace be upon him).
Among the paraphernalia that will be whipped up by Boston-based RR Auction is a signed Apple II manual addressed to the son of Michael Brewer, an entrepreneur who obtained the exclusive distribution rights from Apple in the UK in 1979.
Opposite the table of contents, the Apple co-founder wrote:
Apple’s second CEO and angel investor Mike Markkula also signed the document.
Bobby Livingston, executive vice president of RR Auction, said in a statement: “Steve Jobs’ listing is a powerful expression of his great ambition and vision for the future of Apple and personal computing as a whole.” , the auction house adding: “Jobs’ listing was prophetic, with Gen Xers such as Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk ‘changing the world’ with technology after being the first to “grow up with computers”. “
Sadly, we’ve never heard of Julian Brewer, but we’re told he “wrote game reviews for Apple User magazine before reading Computing Science at Imperial College London and then working for IBM.” . After completing an MBA at Wharton, Julian created several successful small businesses, including a software company whose games were distributed with JVC video cameras. “All of this could never have happened without Jobs’ blessing. Amen .
He recalls: “I was sitting in my room writing games on my Apple II when dad called me to meet some guests. To my surprise it was Steve Jobs and Mike Markkula. I had the manual. with me and I didn’t realize until later how much it was up to Jobs to sign anything, let alone write an inscription like this. He got along well with dad, so I think that the registration has been done with care. “
However, the young male’s defection to IBM down the line would have likely angered Jobs, as among the Apple-related lots that should be sold is his leather bomber jacket, which he was wearing. in this photo.
There is also a fully functional Apple-1 up for auction with an Altair 8800, an Apple II and an Apple Lisa from the collection of personal computing pioneer Roger Wagner. The former is described as “extremely rare” and regularly collects six miniatures during similar events.
Minimum offers and estimated prices can be explored here. The “Apple and Steve Jobs” auction begins August 12 and will run until August 19.
Well-heeled Apple fans are sure to watch the sale with interest, and while we can debate the virtues of throwing heaps of money at outdated hardware and scribbles from not particularly nice people, at least it doesn’t. ain’t no fucking NFT in sight. ®