Time Capsule Containing Early Steve Jobs Tech Unearthed [Pics]

Time Capsule Containing Early Steve Jobs Tech Unearthed [Pics]

The lost Steve Jobs time capsule, buried in 1983, has been found and contains an early stage Apple mouse.

Daniela Walker
  • 25 september 2013

In 1983, a group of people attending the  International Design Conference in Aspen, Colorado created a time capsule, throwing in items such as a Rubik’s Cube, a six pack of beer and a Sears catalog. One of the people attending the conference was Steve Jobs, who at the last minute, chose to throw in a mouse from Apple’s Lisa computer, that he used in his presentation earlier at the conference.


The time capsule, which was meant to be unearthed in 2000, got lost amongst the landscape as it changed. Now, 30 years later, it has been recovered by National Geographic Channel television show Diggers. The TV crew worked closely with Harry Teague, president of the conference who buried the capsule, to figure out where it would be located. In Jobs’ presentation for the conference – whose theme was The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be – he predicted much of the technology his company spearheaded, such as the iPad, the App Store and wireless technology. He used that mouse for his presentation, on the first Apple computer to be marketed towards individual business users.

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The Diggers team will now set to work cataloging and discerning what the hundreds of other items found in the time capsule are, but one thing is clear, when Steve Jobs put that mouse in that cylindrical tube, he had no idea how big his ideas would be, how much of an icon he would become and how integrated his technology would be in our daily lives.

National Geographic Diggers


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