The time capsule was put in the ground at the Aspen International Design Conference in 1983, and contained dozens of other items from the era.
It became known as Steve Jobs Time Capsule after he gave a speech foreshadowing the development of wireless technology, the iPad and the App Store at the conference and put his own mouse in the historic pod.
Lost for 30 years
The historic vessel was meant to have been dug up in 2000, but a major landscaping project in the Aspen area caused the organisers to lose the position of the time capsule until last year.
A National Geographic television programme called Diggers was able to locate the capsule last September, only now releasing a video of the discovery and what was inside ahead of the show’s debut on 25 February.
Sealed in a protective plastic bag, the simple one-button mouse from Apple’s Lisa computer, which was a commercial failure. The Lisa eventually evolved into the first Macintosh computer released in 1984.
A Rubik’s Cube, an eight-track of the Moody Blues and some beer were also included in the time capsule.
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