Video Shows Discovery of Steve Jobs' Lisa Mouse Inside 30-Year-Old Aspen Time Tube

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National Geographic Channel show Diggers last year unearthed a time capsule containing a piece of Steve Jobs memorabilia that's been buried for 30 years. A video obtained by CNET shows the excavation and opening of this renowned canister.

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(Credit: Mike Durkin)

The time capsule, known as the "Aspen Time Tube", was buried in 1983 by the organizers of the International Design Conference. Steve Jobs gave a famous talk at the event and donated the Lisa mouse that he used for the presentation. That mouse, along with other articles were placed in a 13-foot tube and buried in an Aspen field.

Organizers planned to dig up the cylinder in 2000, but they couldn't find it after a major landscaping project altered the layout of the area. With help from National Geographic and Diggers, the time capsule finally was located last September and brought to the surface. Inside the tube was the Lisa mouse still in its original bag and in excellent condition. Also included in the tube was a script from NBC's Hill Street Blues TV show, a Rubik's cube, and a Kodak Instamatic camera.


Top Rated Comments

foggydavid Avatar
91 months ago
what a shame

I think it's a shame it's been dug up. Surely a time capsule should be left for at least 100 years?
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
carboncocoa Avatar
91 months ago
I'm sorry, what does this have to do with Flappy Bird?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
peterh988 Avatar
91 months ago

I think it's a shame it's been dug up. Surely a time capsule should be left for at least 100 years?


I was just thinking the same. I genuinely have a drawer at home that's had stuff in it longer than that!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
carjakester Avatar
91 months ago
Im hoping there was more than that inside a 13 foot tube.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
highdough Avatar
91 months ago
I find this over-the-top enthusiasm these types of shows show a complete turnoff. People like that are incredibly annoying in real-life, why would I want to watch them on TV?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macnisse Avatar
91 months ago
Too soon!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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