First off, I want to thank you all for the comments you left in the "Blog Notes" post...I tried to respond to each of them. I will be unveiling my new blog design late next week to surprise, gasps, anger, adulation, joy, laughter? Who knows... ;-)
Now, as to what I would put in my time capsules, here is a list for each.
Time Capsule (box)
Some of the toys I played with as a child, including a 3-headed dragon toy, some Star Wars figures, maybe one of the portable video games, etc. Hmm, they could be quite valuable (monetarily) in a hundred years...
Some of the books that I read from 5th Grade through high school. Most of them are sci-fi/fantasy paperbacks. I assume, even given that they are printed on cheap paper, they will survive for a hundred years (at least the book covers will) in a box that is sealed and buried.
Some of the clothes that I wore when I was a toddler (yes, we were all toddlers once).
Some of my photos which are not on digital mediums. I think that photos of me in general might be rare, since I don't take many pictures...I will have to hunt around for them (asking sisters, relatives, etc.).
Some of the papers I wrote that are not stored digitally. I will probably have to laminate the pages to keep them from decomposing over the next century.
Some other trinkets, ie. the bank that I kept my "rare" coins (a couple of wheat pennies, a few Susan B. Anthony's, a nickel from 1943, and a couple other coins) in...and perhaps some first day covers (philatelic value) that I collected or treasured as a child.
Some of my current clothes.
Maybe a locket of my hair...oh wait, well, don't think I can include that one. :-)
A letter/note with a brief discussion of each entry and explanation of why I am including it in the physical time capsule.
Virtual Time Capsule (website)
I would include any blog posts, essays, musings, etc. that I have written, except for anything that is proprietary and belongs to someone else (for instance things I did for other companies won't be included) which are stored in a digital environment.
I would include my diary and add some catchy title to it, maybe: 'Anthony's Journey into...'
I would include any on-line avatars that I used, ie. the Yahoo Avatar I used to use before I added my photo.
I would include descriptions and screen images of all my favorite websites. I would also include the links; however, I doubt they will be in use.
I would include screenshots of some of the video games I have played.
I would include some of my current e-mails that do not deal with proprietary information. I would blank out any names of friends/etc., though after a 100 years, I am not sure this part matters.
Well, that's all for now.
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