Letters of Note is a wonderful repository of “fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes and memos,” and a favorite destination of several members of the TUAW staff. Today’s find was actually published on October 6, 2011, the day after Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs passed on. The typewritten letter, dated November 16, 1983, is from Jobs to an Apple fan (“Francis”) who had apparently expressed enthusiasm about the company’s early products.
It’s pretty cool that Jobs responded to the fan’s letter at all, but even more impressive is the fact that his signature isn’t on the letter, but on an Applesoft ROM chip taped to the letter. Any TUAW readers with Jobs-signed memorabilia can let us know about your swag through the “Tip Us” button on the top right of this page.