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Steve Jobs’ time capsule gets a very delayed opening

A mouse and some beer unearthed
Fri Feb 14 2014, 15:23
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A TIME CAPSULE buried by the young Steve Jobs has been unearthed much later than expected, but that is how things go in the world of technology.

The time capsule was buried in Aspen, Colorado in 1983 and was dug up by a television show called Diggers that goes around digging things up.

Set to air on the National Geographic Channel soon, the show returns to the scene of the 1983 International Design Conference with shovels in hand and a certain little lady called Lisa on their minds.

Uncovered in the dig was Lisa, the mouse that Jobs used back in the early 1980s, along with other stuff including a six-pack of beer.

Diggers dug the thing up last year, but the mouse is being waved around because the show is airing on the National Geographic channel at the end of this month.

Although the capsule was 14 years late to its reopening, it is now ready to be rummaged through by two chaps called KG and Ringy.

"KG and Ringy are in Aspen, Colo., in search of a time tube containing the mouse from Steve Jobs' first mass-marketed Lisa computer. Buried during the now-defunct International Design Conference in Aspen (IDCA), the tube was intended to be unearthed in 2000, but due to changes in the landscape, its exact location was unknown - until now," says National Geographic in its TV episode guide.

"The guys are able to narrow down the capsule's location and the contents are almost too good to be true - an 80's gold mine and a rare piece of Apple history!"

We thought any 80s' gold mines were to be found resting around Mr T's neck, but we were wrong. The modern 80s' gold mine includes beer, a Rubiks Cube, and a Moody Blues tape cartridge.

We imagine that the beer makes sense in techno-infused 2014, but a Moody Blues eight-track tape cartridge will seem particularly retro to modern eyes.

The show will air on 25 February at 10PM EST in the US. µ

 

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