Found this yesterday at the back of a filing cabinet.
It's an envelope I sent to myself with something written on the seal to prove it hadn't been opened. Luxford is the name of a now closed ad agency I worked at in the late nineties.
This is a thing they teach you at college as a cheap way to project yourself in case of copyright desputes. Theory is; have genus idea, post copy of idea to self, then you have legally dated, sealed proof.
I'd always hoped to be involved in one of these disputes so I could rip open the envelope with a flourish in Courtroom A in front of Rumpole and his mates. But I don't remember any of my brilliant ideas being stolen in that time so I figure it's safe to open.
The envelope is dated 9 Feb 1999. It's very tempting to wait until 2019 and the twentieth anniversary, but I think instead we should open it together, live on this blog, on Monday 9 February. 16 years after posting.
See you back here, then.