Another One for the Archive Capsule

Earlier in the year, we announced the launch of our Box-it Central Archive Capsule which involves a member of staff placing an item (or a photo of an item if it is too large or precious) in a dedicated ‘archive box’ to be opened and reviewed in 20 years’ time. That’s 2038!

Casey Hall got the ‘ball rolling’ with her family photo; this time it’s the turn of Mick Johnson, a face many of our document shredding customers will know from driving our mobile shredding lorry.

We asked Mick ‘5 Quick Questions’ about what he had chosen for the Archive Capsule, and his reasons for doing so.

Name: Mick Johnson
Job Title: Mobile Shredding Driver/Operative
Archive Capsule Item: A mobile phone

Why have you chosen this item for the Archive Capsule?
I have selected an older mobile phone. The reason being, we are so dependent on gadgets and modern technology, but this phone only makes calls and texts; no fancy photos, emails or apps! I think it’s an interesting item because I personally believe that we are losing the ability to talk to people.

What do you think the reaction will be on discovering it in 20 years’ time?
I’m guessing something along the lines of “blimey, how did they manage to get by on these primitive things?!”

Do you have a message that you would like to add?
My message to anyone discovering this in 2038 would be “please don’t forget to talk about things face-to-face.”

What would you like to happen to this item in 20 years’ time?
I’m hoping it will still work and can end its life in a museum.

Make a prediction for how you think Box-it will function in 2038?
I believe in 2038 there will be much less paper archiving and the emphasis will be on digital storage instead. It’s already going that way. I think Box-it will continue to go from strength-to-strength.

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