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If you’ve never used a computer equipped with a floppy disk drive, it basically refers to disk storage composed of a disk of thin and flexible magnetic storage medium, sealed in a rectangular plastic enclosure lined with fabric that removes dust particles. Boston’s RR Auction has a Macintosh System Tools version 6.0 disk signed by Steve Jobs in black felt tip pen currently up for bidding. This “fine” condition specimen is currently at $5,060 with the next bid at $5,566. Read more for a video of Steve Wozniak on floppy disks and additional information.
RR Auction says that this is an extremely desirable format for Jobs’s seldom-seen autograph, who is known to be a reluctant signer, as he often turns down the requests of collectors. This lowercase signature, being on Apple’s iconic Mac OS software, can most certainly be considered a museum-quality piece of computing history.