Seriously, folks. I know Steve Jobs is totally amazeballs and all that, and changed the world, and gave us the iPhone, and rocked those turtlenecks.
But I think our obsession for all things Jobsian has just passed a new threshold of mania.
Someone has just made a whole show about digging up Jobs' old mouse from 1983.
Yep, a mouse.
Granted, it's not just any mouse. It's what CNET calls a "potentially priceless piece of technology history."
That's because it's the Lisa mouse that Jobs used to navigate a presentation that has since grown into the stuff of legend. Jobs was at the International Design Conference in Aspen, Colo., in 1983 (before the first Mac was introduced!) and talked about ideas that seemed to foreshadow the iPad, wireless networking and the App Store.
After the conference was over, those crazy visionaries decided to do what crazy visionaries always do: Donate a bunch of their knickknacks to be buried in what was then called the "Aspen Time Tube."
Of course, because there was something inside the tube that was actually touched by the Hand of Jobs, the capsule became known over time as the "Steve Jobs Capsule."
Because, you know, Steve Jobs.
Anyhoo, the folks from the National Geographic show "Diggers" decided to dig up the time capsule, and the effort will serve as the premiere episode of the series on Feb. 25. The episode is called "Steve Jobs Time Capsule." (Because, let's face it, who would watch "Aspen Time Tube"? #amiright)
According to CNET, which got a sneak peek at the episode, when the "Diggers" dudes opened the capsule, aside from a moldy stench, "literally things just poured out. There must be literally thousands of things in there."
What stuff? A six-pack of Balantine beer. A Moody Blues tape. A Rubiks' Cube. In other words, it basically looked looked like someone ransacked the set of "The Goldbergs," stuffed the loot in the pod and sealed it. There was so much other stuff that it took them a whole other day to actually wade through all of it and find the mouse.
Naturally, it would be much more fun if this had been a real Steve Jobs Time Capsule.
Just imagine what would be in there?
Maybe a notebook detailing the fruititarian diet he followed. A ticket stub from a movie he saw with Joan Baez. Or a whole, never-used bar of soap from the showers he never took. Or a tab of the acid he used to drop.
Now that's a show I would watch!