National Geographic Unearths Steve Jobs' Lost Time Capsule

National Geographic Unearths Steve Jobs' Lost Time Capsule

Diggers managed to discover Lisa's mouse and a six pack of beer. Score!

Way back in the mists of time - that's 1983, for you lot out there too young to remember it first hand - Steve Jobs buried his mouse in a time capsule out in Aspen, as part of the Aspen International Design Conference. It was supposed to be opened in the year 2000, but thanks to redevelopment works the organizers lost track of it. So the Steve Jobs capsule, as it came to be known, remained hidden away until National Geographic's Diggers finally managed to dig it up again.

The lost mouse comes from Jobs' proto-Macintosh, the Lisa, which Jobs claimed he named after his daughter Lisa Nicole Brennan. The computer cost more than $50 million to develop, but was a commercial failure and was soon dropped from Apple's lineup.

The one-button mouse in the capsule is the same one that Jobs used back in 1983, as part of his presentation to the conference. After he finished his speech, he unplugged the mouse from the computer he'd been using and put it in the 15 foot long tube. Also found inside this blast from the past: a Rubik's cube, a Moody Blues eight-track and a six pack of beer. 1983; a time of wonderment.

Diggers, featuring the discovery in all its glory, will air February 25th.

Source: Business Insider

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Wouldn't happen nowadays, hooray for GPS coordinates.

I'm assuming this would be like a piece of the True Cross to some of the more... devoted fans of Apple.

At the same time, I can't help but wonder if it's collectors value has been decreased now that they've handled it, thus robbing the artifact of Steve Jobs' precious fingerprints.

Is Diggers the show with the two guys who try to force odd lingo like syrup or nectar or some such shit?

Hrr...it's not like they'd actually -tell- us about the cryogenically frozen clone. (Horrifying thought though it be.) But I was expecting something a little more interesting. Though they're going to reveal more stuff on the show?

Wait, so they claim that Lisa was the first mouse invented, despite Jobs actually buying the thing from other students?

WELL, what kind of beer was it? Way to stay on point, NatGeo...

Strazdas:
Wait, so they claim that Lisa was the first mouse invented, despite Jobs actually buying the thing from other students?

And Windows was bought for a pittance from some obscure developers by Gates. This seems to be a recurring thing.

vallorn:

Strazdas:
Wait, so they claim that Lisa was the first mouse invented, despite Jobs actually buying the thing from other students?

And Windows was bought for a pittance from some obscure developers by Gates. This seems to be a recurring thing.

but were not claiming that windows was the first operating system invented though.

 

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