February 12, 2014
Thirty-one years ago, Steve Jobs attended the International Design Conference in Aspen, Colorado. After giving a talk about emerging technologies, the Apple co-founder added the Lisa mouse he had used during his presentation to the "Aspen Time Tube," which contained hundreds of items from conference attendees. The contents of that capsule are finally going to be shown to the public later this month, according to CNET. The “Steve Jobs Time Capsule,” as it soon became known, was supposed to be opened in 2000. Unfortunately, it couldn’t be found due to a major landscaping project in the area. In September 2013, the team at the National Geographic Channel’s “Diggers” show assisted local crews to find the capsule, which they did on their second try. As “Diggers” co-host George Wyant explained, “We went crazy. Because I'd had a pit in my stomach all day, so it was like instant relief.” As CNET notes, “Fortunately, despite a strong mold stench that pervaded the time capsule, the mouse, and many other items, had been protected in plastic bags.” Besides the Lisa mouse, the capsule contained hundreds of items, including a six-pack of Balantine beer (in cans), a Moody Blues tape, and a Rubik's Cube. Take a look: So what else was found in the Steve Jobs Time Capule? Tune in to the season premiere of “Diggers” on Tuesday, Feb. 25 to find out. See also: The 15 Apple Events That Helped Change The World, Former Designer Sheds Light On The Dark Side Of Working At Apple, and As A Separate Company, Apple's iTunes Would Rank No. 130 On The Fortune 500.