n 1983, Steve Jobs and his team who were attending a conference in Aspen, decided to bury a capsule that could be opened by future generations or roughly twenty years later. However, they forgot where the capsule was buried and therefore could not follow through with this plan. Recently, National Geographic’s TV Show, “Diggers” inadvertently discovered the capsule.
The 13-foot long, 1.5-foot-diameter tube is literally packed with hundreds of different items, many of which were thoughtfully placed inside plastic bags to help preserve them while underground. Due to the overwhelming smell of mold and the task of wading through so many artifacts, the team has elected to wait a day before they set out to locate the mouse and other relics.
Aside from the Lisa mouse, the only other known item in the capsule is a six-pack of beer. Harry Teague, who was the president of the conference, remembered putting a six-pack in the tube because he reckoned the guys that dig it up will be sweaty and will appreciate a six-pack
Moving forward, the Diggers crew along with people from the Aspen Historical Society are planning to catalog each and every item in the tube with the goal of preserving them for potential public display.
After a long battle with pancreatic cancer, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has passed away. As is tradition on my blog, he has been immortalized as a Jedi spirit.
To many, Steve Jobs was a hard man to like. His arrogance and poor tact often gave a cold impression to those who interacted with him. But I think his saving grace was that he made no apologies and used these traits to the benefit of his company and to innovate products that were often unsurpassed.
He took a fledgling computer company and turned it into one of the most powerful brands in the world. He was an intellectual giant that accepted nothing less than perfection. He raised the bar for the technology industry time and time again.
Whether you use Apple products or not, his influence has made your life easier and more productive. It’s astounding to think of all he had a hand in creating. He changed the way we listen to music, create music, watch movies, create movies. The way we communicate, socialize, get information, get from place to place. The way we shop, the way we kill time in spartan waiting rooms. Mobile phones are now nearly as powerful and functional as their PC counterparts. Technology is no longer is an eyesore. He proved to the world that our gadgets could be works of art.
Yes, he was a hard man to like, but I am grateful for all that he created.