Often I wonder if “really important people” read what I write. I still don’t know and honestly, it doesn’t matter.
Just today I stumbled on another article that said basically what Part 1 of my “The Most Photographed Generation Will Have No Pictures” article stated and from no less that a Google Founder and Big Boss what is in charge. The article appeared in several British publications. The article I read was in the The Telegraph.
Basically, the same dangers were reiterated of not printing your photographs- technology is exponentially changing today so fast that the risk of losing everything digital is going to be something you will not consider until it’s too late.
Warning that the 21st century could become a second “Dark Ages” because so much data is now kept in digital format, he said that future generations would struggle to understand our society because technology is advancing so quickly that old files will be inaccessible.
Validation can be a good thing when your thoughts are echoed from someone far more in touch with digital development that I am. 10 years might be too short a time frame.
Print your photographs. Preserve them for future generations to see what we enjoyed today, lived today, cried today, and laughed today over.
They might love to actually know what “we” were all about in those “old fashioned” days of doing things the hard way.