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November Backpacking ’19

Some of my favorite dudes put together a two night backpacking trip down the Knobstone Trail in southern Indiana. I’d never been on this trail, but it was a perfect time for fall foliage. The temps were a bit chilly at night, but given a camp fire and our high spirits things were perfect. The sleeping bag felt great though once we retired to our tents.

Our (digital) Memories at Risk

Our Memories at Risk

The thought dawned on me the other day that the rapid adoption of digital devices to run our lives has put our memories at risk. A risk that I think is higher now more than before, not that it was great pre-digital though. With one careless flush, we can quickly send our address book, emails, photos & videos, and more into the ether. Out of all of that the thing that scares me the most is losing the memories captured in the photos & videos.

If you are around my age you may remember family memories on slide film and VHS. While you could easily record over a birthday party with VHS, or have your slides damaged in a multitude of ways, at the least families had a physical copy stored somewhere.

Now what do we do in the digital world? Continue reading “Our (digital) Memories at Risk”