They sound more like bandits robbing a tomb a few years after it was built. Aren't time capsules supposed to be found in the distant future, not just thirty years later when you can still buy the contents of it on ebay?
@ Jon B - Re: Plunderers
Essentially true, but in the distand future nobody would have any idea who the frig this "Steve Jobs" was, and then it wouldn't be worth a line.
After all, it's a
crippled pointing device mouse, not a beautiful, solid gold sculpture or something.
I was thinking that as well, but a quick search turned up that the capsule was actually intended to be opened in the year 2000, likely as a sort of millennium event, but they apparently lost track of exactly where it was buried, and didn't want to dig up the whole yard. So, it actually ended up being buried much longer than intended. Here's an article I found from a few years back that provides more details...
Apparently there was a muffin and beer in the capsule too. For some reason, they didn't make the news headlines though.
You answered my question.
Lucky it contained anything
In the old days, dignitaries, mayors, etc, used to place gold coins and other valuables under Foundation Stones of newly commissioned buildings.
The problem was, the builders would often rob these caches just after the official party had left for drinks and canapes.
A City Lost and Found - Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne
Pub date: August 2005
even by your standards.
Yeah, I know it doesn't actually say that, but that's how it's meant to read.
It's being held in a special vault in Cupertino.
Next year they will invite people to make the pilgrimage to touch it. Some of its fabled qualities include the ability to cure fertility problems, improve the crops in your home town/village and, naturally, flay those not carrying apple devices.
This whole thing
is just embarrassing.
It's only been 30 years, folks!
If they'd left it in the ground for 1000 years, it would have been a truly special occasion.
As it is, it just an epic fail...
Re: How Pathetic...
You clearly haven't read the article properly. The mouse in question isn't just some collection of plastic, wire and rubber: this mouse was touched by the hand of Jobs.
Re: How Pathetic...
some fanboi will bid thousands for it on ebay while it's the mouse of the messiah, another 50 years and it'd just be an apple mouse again.
@ returnmyjedi - Re: How Pathetic...
About this mouse . . . Do you know exactly what it looks like? If so, could you assist me in making a "commemorative model" of it, so that more
idiots fanbois sophisticated people can enjoy it's looks?
If you don't know what it looks like, would you want to buy the guaranteed original one? For 20 quid extra I'll wrap it up in a piece of the guaranteed original Turin shroud for you.
Just give me a call under 0203 555 419 419
Re: How Pathetic...
"this mouse was touched by the hand of Jobs."
In a couple of thousand years, it'll be the stuff of legend.
A comedy group called Ponty Mython, who make very funny, and sometimes bizarre holographic tv shows, will turn their hand to a holographic film, and it will be called "Ponty Mython and the Holy Mouse" and will be about King George VII (who by then will be the stuff of legend) and his quest for this legendary mouse.
"donated by Steve Jobs himself"
Follow the gourd...all ye who call yourself Gourdenes!
I want the one that James T Kirk tried to talk into on his visit to the then present. Or was it Spock..?
it was, of course...
whilst attempting to design 'transparent aluminum' (sp.)
Mr Spock and Captain Kirk were trying to find the whales and the rest of the crew, 'nuclear wessels' (sp)
I'll get my coat...and Phil Farange Nit Pickers guide in the pocket.
The priceless artifact will now be encased in a white gold and glass reliquarium
...and deposited in Appledoms holiest shrine in Palo Alto. It will be carried in procession from Palo Alto to Cupertino every October 5th, to mark the ascension of The Enlightened One.
Indiana Jones and The Mouse of Jobs
Here we see Indy on another quest, this time to recover the fabled, lost Mouse of Jobs, rumoured to be protected by the Undying Fanboi Brigade in a secret temple far below the Colorado Rockies.
After battling Nazis, Thuggees, and his smart-ass father, he succeeds is retrieving the Holy Relic, and emerges to adulation (and a hot female or two) holding the Mouse aloft.
New Rare Porn museum Exhibit found
Little known fact
This was the mouse that was used by Jobs to Download the first internet porn
The Cupertino King used to call it the Lisa handjober
Ps He did not clean it before he "" Donated it"" so there might still be little jobbys Dna preserved on it
Coat its a "Dirty Mac"