In 1983, Steve Jobs, the late co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), gave a speech to a small audience at the International Design Conference in Aspen, Colo. The Macintosh computer hadn’t been introduced yet, but Jobs was already predicting the rise of the personal computer, wireless networking, an easy-to-use and portable computer and the ability to sell software without a brick-and-mortar store.
The speech has since become a part of the Steve Jobs legend considering how visionary he was. At the end of the speech, Jobs added the Apple Lisa mouse that he used during the talk to a time capsule full of objects donated by conference attendees.
The inclusion of the Lisa mouse gave the capsule the name of “The Steve Job Time Capsule,” and after a failed attempt to unearth it in 2000, the priceless piece of tech history was thought to be lost forever.
Until September, when a crew working National Geographic Channel’s “Diggers” discovered and dug up the Steve Jobs Time Capsule. Protected in a plastic bag among a six-pack of beer, a Moody Blues cassette and a Rubik’s cube, the crew found Jobs’ personal Lisa mouse.
The discovery will kick of the latest season off “Diggers,” which premieres on the National Geographic Channel on Feb 25. You can catch an early look in the video above and listen to a recording of Jobs’ visionary speech here.
Originally from Northern California, Ryan W. Neal came to New York to earn his master's in journalism from Columbia University. He joined IB Times April 2013, and is a writer...