Thursday, June 21, 2007

Time Capsule

The recent news reports about the Tulsa, Oklahoma time capsule unearthing prompted me to post this picture of a time capsule in the Quadrangle at LSU. It was buried in 1976, and, if I am fortunate to live that long, will be unearthed in 2076. I haven't yet been able to find any news articles about what was placed inside the capsule. It probably included copies of LSU's student newspaper and yearbook, a fee slip from Spring Registration to show how much it cost to attend the university, maybe photos of what the campus looked like. I don't know the purpose of the letters around the edge - some sort of code? The first letters of the words to an important document? I'll have to do some further research on this.

Time capsules are optimistic, showing our hope that future generations will come after us, surpassing our achievements and creating a better world. I hope this holds true for the Class of 2076...


Ming_the_Merciless said...

Interesting concept. I bet the future generations are going to find what we put in there very interesting.

And please, please, please, I hope nobody put an 8-track cassette in there. :-)

Olivier said...

c'est dans ce cas, où aimerait être encore vivant en 2076 pour voir la tete des gens à la decouverte de cette capsule.

it is in this case, where would like to be still alive in 2076 to see the head of people to discovered EC capsule.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Time is endless. But then so are other things that ended. Time capsules are interesting. To see what was.

I am back from my self-imposed vacation.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

pusa said...

interesting... i hope whatever they put in that time capsule stand the test of time and will be useful to the next generation :)

Anonymous said...

As a second year student back then, I remember a few things (yes, an 8-track being one). But, also a "Hustler mag"... VERY risque for that time. Also, some drug references (the Student Counsil at the time wanted to place actual drugs of choice for the time... grass, coke, LSD, PCP... but got shot down). Also a few other surprizes for the next (or later) generations. Wow, a computer took up a whole room back then (and we used punch cards).