Printing’s Alive In OneFive!
There was an article making the rounds recently where Google’s vice president, Vint Cerf (great name, by the way) is recommending printing out all those digital photos stuck on iPhones or hard drives or risk losing them.
“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.”
I agree with that. Digital files are ephemeral. I’ve long said that if you don’t get them off your phone or out of that hard drive, you’ll lose them at some point. This could be because of tech upgrades or hard drives crashes. You can back up all you want, but who even knows if that cloud storage space will up and running in 10 years.
Last year, I committed to printing out more of my photos. Print More In OneFour! was my rally cry. And I did a decent job. I have a box full of 4×6’s, 5×7’s, some bigger pieces framed and hung on the wall. Just plugging home printer into my computer and printing out 5 or 10 at a time helped.
Now in 2015, and the cry is Printings Alive In OneFive! Of course,the worst part about printing is buying the ink for the printer. It’s so darn expensive. Another option, though, is for me upload them to my AdoramaPix account order prints. Again, they don’t have to be big – they are memories on paper.
Another neat tool for your iPhone pictures is Groove Book. It’s an app that will send you a book of 100 photos from your camera. I got this for my wife for Christmas (though she’s yet to use it).
So, back up that work…and print out that work too!
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