From a Usenet bulletin-board posting, August 21, 1994:
Well-capitalized start-up seeks extremely talented C/C++/Unix developers to help pioneer commerce on the Internet. You must have experience designing and building large and complex (yet maintainable) systems, and you should be able to do so in about one-third the time that most competent people think possible. You should have a BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or the equivalent. Top-notch communication skills are critical. Familiarity with web servers and HTML would be helpful but is not necessary.
Expect talented, motivated, intense, and interesting co-workers. Must be willing to relocate to the Seattle area (we will help cover moving costs.)
Your compensation will include meaningful equity ownership.
Send resume and cover letter to Jeff Bezos, US mail: Cadabra, Inc. 10704 N. E. 28th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004
We are an equal opportunity employer.
-as excerpted from Brad Stone's the everything store: Jeff Bezos And The Age Of Amazon