Two takes on the time capsule

"The International Time Capsule Society estimates that more than ten thousand people and institutions have buried time capsules. They must think that future archeologists will be grateful for the bounty of twentieth-century wristwatches, telephone books, decorative caps, CD-ROM's, and ampules of Budweiser beer." – Faster, by James Gleick. Related: Newly Unearthed Time Capsule Just Full of Useless Crap.