Very good of you
You say it's worth £40,000 and yet you provide us with our own copy for free, gratis and for nothing.
It is official: Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, the marketing demigod, the dream weaver that captured the hearts and wallets of a planet, has the priciest signature around. This factoid – which seems fitting given the relative recommended retail price of Apple gear – is according to the 2018 edition of Paul Fraser …
Looks like a cheque too. Remember in the heady days of the 1990s when fractals were revered much like blockchain today, there was fractal image compression, and the spooks were investigating what you'd find if you expanded the image beyond the original which was fractally encoded (hoping to be able to create extra surroundings around the picture)? Nah? Just me? Could recreate a whole cheque then. It might even be worth me making the trek to a real branch of my bank...
I hate to burst the dreams of unimaginable wealth, but cheques are only valid for up to six months after signing
And this is true in all jurisdictions, is it?
I've cashed checks that were more than six months after their claimed signing date. Indeed, I've never seen a bank reject a check because of the date. I dare say I could date a check "Late Industrial Revolution" and any of my banks would still happily cash it.
In the US, check cashing is covered by the Universal Commercial Code, which gives banks considerable latitude in these matters. Per one source:
Banking laws in every state are based on the Uniform Commercial Code. According to the code, a personal check becomes "stale dated" six months after you write it. Banks don't have to dishonor stale dated checks, but the Uniform Commercial Code gives a bank the option of refusing these checks.
Banks have "the option of refusing" stale checks, but of course doing so costs them money, because they have to actually look at the date. It's cheaper for them to simply cash the check and, if it's drawn on another bank, pass it on for clearing.
As a famous but broke artist, he used to take his entourage to a restaurant and eat as much as they could. When the bill came, he'd write a cheque, flip it over and do a quick doodle.
The bar owner would be so please to have an original Dali he'd frame it and put it on the wall
My (younger) sister had the autographs of all four of the Beatles. Complete with Aerogram written to her by Ed Sullivan himself. I wonder how much that would be worth today?
Alas, it was lost many decades ago, but it did exist! We should have had it framed properly, but I believe it was stuck in some Beatles album somewhere, and lost not much thereafter (*SIGH*).
Despite the tongue in cheek cynicism that comes from El Reg articles... sometimes it is hard to tell. So I thought it a good idea to let everyone know that I disagree with the prevailing sentiment of Jobs.
I've always seen him more like a John Hammond type as per the first Jurassic Park movie.
'In the novel Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, John Alfred Hammond was the arrogant, flamboyant and idealistic dreamer'...
'He had little interest in the technicalities of genetic engineering, but great interest in making a profit'
'His darker side is shown more often, as he is frequently upset with his employees'
with the prevailing sentiment of Jobs
What sentiment would that be? It seems to me that, in my experience, opinions of Jobs are pretty evenly split between "OMG visionary genius" and "good lord, what an utter bastard".
With a small but vocal minority asking "can't it be both?". (Yes, but in this case I'm not persuaded of the former, frankly.)
I have to admit I was amused you quoted the JP wiki for this, and not, say, the actual source material. I hope some day someone links to your post in a discussion of the character.
"Oh, I don't read novels. I prefer good literary criticism. That way I get both the author's ideas and the critic's." (Stillman, Metropolitan)
If you can find a Mac with Job’s signature inside, they’re very valuable and rare too…
…but, in reality, only slightly rarer than dogs eggs (and significantly less smelly). So if you have any Compact Mac up to and including the Mac SE/30 then well done! You have Steve’s signature (crack open the case and look at the inside back face of the bucket) - and I’ve saved you £40k.
Now, how much am I bid for my J. Hancock? Nothing? Well, I’m off for a J. Arthur then.
...crack open the case and look at the inside back face of the bucket...
The previous poster meant that you need to get a long Torx screwdriver (no. 10, I think) and loosen the screws at the back of the 1980's compact mac in order to slide the back case off (a.k.a. cracking the mac). They are about the depth of a compact mac (about 30cm long).
I'm sure that ye all knew that. I just want to avoid any unnecessary violence to old tech.
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