Steve Jobs Signed Computer Chip: A Rare Collectible

The website Letters of Note serves as a captivating collection of historical correspondences, including letters, postcards, and other unique documents, much admired by many at TUAW. A particularly interesting entry, posted on October 6, 2011, features a letter from Steve Jobs, the late co-founder and CEO of Apple.

This letter, dated November 16, 1983, was addressed to an Apple enthusiast named Francis who had shown great interest in the company’s early innovations.

Remarkably, Jobs not only replied to Francis’s letter but also included a signed Applesoft ROM chip, which was not on the letter itself but attached separately. This gesture highlights Jobs’s unique way of connecting with Apple’s supporters.

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