Sunday, August 24, 2008
A couple of submissions for my time capsule article came in too late for the paper, so here they are in the blog. They are from a great thinker and a great poet.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb: '1) Paul Samuelson's Textbook on Economics (or any current textbook) - so people can study our brain defects.
2) The "food pyramid" proposed by the American Medical Association so they understand how we practice "science".
3) A national flag, any nation.
4) A taped (digitalized) conversation in Aramaic from Maaloula, in Syria, (with a player so it could be played back).
5) If possible, aTexan and/or a Frenchman (randomly selected).'
John Ashbery: 'I'd love to help, but after racking my brain for several days I can't seem to come up with anything worthy of inclusion in a time capsule. So sorry!'
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 5:47 am