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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' 1974 Atari memo to be auctioned at Sotheby's

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs worked briefly at Atari with Steve Wozniak.

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs waves as he delivers the keynote address at the 2011 Apple World Wide Developers Conference at the Moscone Center on June 6, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/AFP/Getty Images)

Sotheby's is auctioning a handwritten memo by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs that describes changes Atari could make to its World Cup Soccer arcade game according to CNET.

It was written in 1974 by Jobs when he was only 19 years old.

PC Magazine said Sotheby's has listed a four-page, handwritten manuscript Jobs wrote for his then-supervisor Stephen Bristow, and expects it to sell between $10,000-$15,000.

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According to Sotheby's, Jobs details a way "to improve the functionality and fun of World Cup, a coin arcade-game with four simple buttons and an evolution from Atari's Pong game."

CNET reported that Jobs worked at nights at Atari for a brief time in 1974 and employed Steve Wozniak, who would become his Apple co-founder, to help whittle down the hardware required for a prototype of a single-player version of Pong, the game that would go on to become Breakout.

Jobs left Atari that summer to travel in India, and upon his return to California lived in a commune, CNET wrote.

Computerworld reported Sotheby's will also auction one of only six working Apple-1 personal computers in mid-June. The auction house has estimated the motherboard will sell for up to $180,000.

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