John C Abell for Wired:
The papers in question comprise the contract which formed Apple Computer Company on April 12, 1976, and are signed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, the Pete Best of the computer revolution who got cold feet and bailed on the company before it got off the ground. And the timing could not be better: The recent passing of Jobs and the elevation of Apple to one of the most valuable companies in the world makes these particular documents quite something just now.
Pretty stunning, just for some papers of limited historical significance. I mean, I’m an Apple enthusiast, but this seems rather ridiculous. The papers sold for $1.35M – $1.6M after fees – to an unidentified telephone buyer.
Rich people and their money. I just don’t understand sometimes.