Steve Jobs Job Application Up For Auction

A Steve Jobs job application form is up for auction with an estimated sale price of more than $50,000.

The form dates from 1973 when Jobs would have been around 18. Perhaps the most ironic part is that he listed himself as not having a telephone. He was a college student at the time and thus listed no previous employment.

There’s no details of what job he was applying for, or indeed if he ever sent it. (He did get a job at Atari but that was the following year.) In something of an understatement, he said yes when asked if he had computer skills, specifying that these included “design, tech.”

The document is listed as being signed, though it appears this is actually just Jobs writing his name in the appropriate space. There are two documents autographed by Jobs in the same auction. One is a 2001 Mac OS X Administration Basics manual with an estimated sale price of $25,000+ and the other a newspaper clipping from the Palo Alto Daily Post detailing the unveiling of the iPhone 3G. The clipping is also signed by Tony Fadell, a key figure in the development of the iPod, with the seller explaining that Jobs insisted both men sign the clipping.

Harlem Globetrotters’ Rube Goldberg “Trick Shot” Machine [Video]

From The Harlem Globetrotters:

We teamed up with students from Georgia Tech’s colleges of Industrial Design and Music to bring this trick shot machine to life. They built this entire machine from scratch and produced the soundtrack that goes along with it. This project was done in advance of the Globetrotters’ games in Atlanta on March 3 and 10.

[Harlem Globetrotters]

DEAL: Get a Digital Multimeter for just $12.88 (61% Off)

You might not need a multimeter very often, but when you do, it’s a useful tool to have in your toolbox and could actually help you avoid getting electrocuted!

The Etekcity MSR-R500 Digital Multimeter is a practical tool for electricians, hobbyists, and general household use. The manual range dial makes it easy to select a range to measure current, voltage, and resistance—perfect whether for new electrical engineering students or pros who prefer setting the dial. It also comes equipped with a continuity buzzer to ensure your electrical components are still in working condition. Other features include a low battery indicator, overload protection, removable test lead extension caps, and a tough rubber sleeve to protect it from drops that may happen while on the job.

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How Super Mario 3D World Actually Started [Video]

This was the original cut scene from Super Mario 3D World, which really would have made the game make more sense.


One Year is Not Such a Long Time [Comic]

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Why Do We Feel Nostalgia?

Nostalgia was once considered an illness confined to specific groups of people. Today, people all over the world report experiencing and enjoying nostalgia. But how does nostalgia work? And is it healthy? Clay Routledge details the way our understanding of nostalgia has changed since the term was first coined in the late 17th century.

[TED Ed | Via Neatorama]

Today’s Hottest Deals: Save BIG on Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Robot, Robot Vacuum, 4K Monitor, and MORE!

For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, here are a few great deals we stumbled on while browsing the web this morning:

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Save up to 50% on Remington and Lumabella appliances (Trimmers, Hair Dryer, etc)

Thanos and Vision Have Some Amazing Singing Skills [Video]

Thanos, after collectig all infinity stones and defeating the Avengers:

How long can you last? :)

[Aldo Jones]

Every Best Animated Feature Winner. Ever. (2002-2018 Oscars)

From Burger Fiction:

The 2018 Oscars are just a couple weeks away! We’ve got a HUGE new update to our animated feature academy award video from last year. We’ve added last year’s winner, this year’s nominees, and a whole bunch of big updates and additions throughout the video entirely. Enjoy!

[Burger Fiction]

Fantastic Short Sci-Fi Film: FASTER THAN LIGHT [Video]

FTL is a short film about an astronaut testing the first faster-than-light spacecraft. Naturally, things end up going wrong and the man travels farther than he imagined possible. Check it out!

[Artifex Studios | Via Korben]