Notes from a Time Capsule, 1983

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I sense a theme in these 6th grade student statements from the 1982-1983 school year, summed up nicely by Navin Joneja: “The movie Tron is a perfect example of how computers might take over the world.”

The capsule was sealed in 1983 and released in 2006. The photos are via Mike Bouchard, who was in the class that wrote the notes.


6 Responses to “Notes from a Time Capsule, 1983”

  1. 1 contradextraavenue August 13, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    What the heck fighter aircraft is Mark Rodgers talking about? The Grumman F-9 debuted in 1951, and was retired well before 1983.

  2. 4 His friend J August 13, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    I also found that F-9 to be perplexing. The F-18 was introduced January 1983 (per Wikipedia at least) so maybe it was that.

    The page is just cut off, but someone apparently saw the Challenger take off a couple years before it’s destruction.

    • 5 His friend J August 13, 2014 at 11:39 pm

      Although the F-18 was McDonnel Douglas. Oops. The F-20 clearly didn’t make it very far.

      • 6 narvo August 15, 2014 at 11:52 pm

        It’s getting to be quite an anomaly to me. For Mark to call out Grumman by name but be totally off (from what we can tell) is kinda weird. Oh and I think it’s Podgers, not Rodgers after all.

        Could it also be that he was totally pranking the time capsule on purpose so that it would drive us crazy 30 years later? What else could explain it?

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