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Diggers recover 'Steve Jobs' time capsule in Aspen, Colorado

updated 10:00 am EST, Wed February 12, 2014

Capsule included Lisa mouse used by Jobs

Excavators have manged to locate a time capsule, buried in 1983, that contained a Lisa mouse used by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. At that year's Aspen International Design Conference in Colorado, Jobs gave a talk in which he foreshadowed technologies like tablets and wireless networks. Conference attendees were asked to contribute items to the "Aspen Time Tube," which has since become known as the "Steve Jobs Time Capsule," owing to the presence of the Lisa mouse.

The capsule was originally due to be unearthed in 2000, but in part because of a landscaping project, conference organizers couldn't find it again. In September 2013 though digging crews -- with help from the National Geographic TV show Diggers -- finally found the tube and set about recovering it.

Apart from the mouse, the capsule included things like a Rubik's Cube, a Moody Blues cassette, and a six-pack of Balantine beer cans. The items were preserved from mold thanks to being sealed in plastic bags. The Diggers episode on the capsule is due to air February 25th.





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  1. Tralthamidor

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    A time capsule that was to be opened after only 17 years? I have found socks that were lost for longer than that.

    I would think that a minimum amount for a time capsule would be 30 or 50 years when those items aren't in use anymore.

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