In 1983, an American man wrote to Steve Jobs asking for an autograph. The founder of Apple typed a letter and said he does not sign. However, he signed his name in perfectly legible small letters: “Steve Jobs.”
The letter has resurfaced on the internet. A Twitter user posted the letter with the caption, “In 1983, Steve Jobs typed this reply to a letter asking for his signature.”
View the letter here:
In 1983, Steve Jobs typed this reply to a letter asking for his signature. pic.twitter.com/x4n9yX9PbP
— VOTE (@stem_feed) November 22, 2022
The letter was written on May 11, 1983 and is addressed to LN Varon of Imperial Beach, California. Steve Jobs wrote, “I’m honored you want to write, but I’m afraid I don’t sign autographs.”
The Apple founder routinely declined most requests, both in person and by mail, but his brazen response to this request is winning hearts on social media.
He was also an unwilling signer.
The letter was auctioned in August 2021 for $479,939 (Rs 3,92,30,789).
One social media user wrote, “It was really nice of him to answer. Something a lot of people miss and don’t do? At the same time it’s important to define who you are and what your character is!”
Another user wrote: “A signature on a personalized letter, much nicer.”
“I like the humor in his letter. It has his signature on it. Sweet,” the third user commented.
Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011. He shaped today’s consumer technology. Steve Jobs battled cancer and other health problems for years and suffered from a rare form of pancreatic cancer.
He helped transform computers from the obsession of a nerdy hobbyist to a necessity of modern work and home life, and in the process he revolutionized not only personal technology, but also the mobile phone and music industries.
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