Original Lisa mouse used by Steve Jobs dug up from buried time capsule [Video]

A Lisa mouse used by Steve Jobs to give a presentation at the Aspen International Design Conference in 1983 and then buried in a time capsule has been dug up, reports CNET.

The capsule was originally due to be unearthed in 2000, but landscaping work meant that conference organisers lost track of its position and had to call in help from the National Geographic Channel show Diggers to locate it.

The capsule was retrieved back in September, but the video has just been made available.

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  1. God how much I hate the style of such TV reports. Kinda interesting though

  2. “Steve Jobs used this mouse in his speech to predict the future”. Right so.

  3. Mark D Wolinski - 9 years ago

    They buried a time capsule for only 17 years (although it took them almost twice as long to find it)? You’d think it would have been buried for something like 50 or 100 years before they go all out digging it up and opening it.

    • Ben Lovejoy - 9 years ago

      Yeah, people do seem to open them after a surprisingly short time. I too could see much more value in longer periods.

      • They’ve lost it once already, there is no way in 50 years they wouldn’t even remember it existed…

      • Ben Lovejoy - 9 years ago

        Heh, there is that. And I guess the contents here are more idle interest than anything of real historical value.

    • sardonick - 9 years ago

      Totally agree that they should have left it alone.

  4. sardonick - 9 years ago

    They should get an oscar for over dramatization. Makes the whole thing hard to watch. The content, however, was pretty cool. I just wish those people/shows would focus more on quality content and less on stupid theatrics. “I felt the end cap come off in my hands” Wow, what did he expect it to do, speak in tongues and fly away? Anyway, cool find.

  5. BuffyzDead (@BuffyzDead) - 9 years ago

    One BIG ASS Time Capsule, for One SMALL ASS mouse.

    Guess the other crap in their was 100% garbage

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