“We are a pretty forward looking city but we get to remember old stuff,” Paul Revere IV said at the ceremony.
I should hope that with a name like Paul Revere IV you might remember old stuff from time to time. But that’s not my name so I could be mistaken. In any case, that is what young Mr. Revere had to say at the opening of a time capsule buried under a cornerstone of the State House in Boston by Samual Adams and Mr. Revere’s great, great, great, great, great, grandfather. According to the story at Boston.com, the box contained
five folded newspapers, two dozen coins, some dating back to the 1650s, a seal of the Commonwealth, and a silver plate made by Paul Revere, dedicated on the day it was placed in the cornerstone of the State House. An engraving on the plate reads in part, “on the 4th day of July Anno Domini 1795… being the twentieth anniversary of American independence.”
“Old stuff,” indeed. Crappy Old stuff, even.
The box is 5″ x 7″– about the size of an iThingy. What would you put in a small time capsule to share with folks in 2235? (Letters to fictional time travelers are not allowed.)