Re: [Churchcrawling] Backups
- On 1 Feb 2009, at 00:02, David Bryant wrote:
> "There was a piece in The Times the other day by some important personI think this is the problem the BL library spokesperson was talking
> in The British Library saying that future generations won't have the
> family photo archives our generation has because of the evanescence
> of modern photographic formats - digital stuff."
> I can believe it. Personally, I still get photos printed and put
> them in
> photo albums - not a great fan of Flickr, and actively dislike
> Facebook and
> its ilk.
> Photo-sharing websites won't be around for ever, and computers
> usually get
> thrown away after a few years, whereas prints and negatives can sit
> in boxes for decades. With digital images, unless people make a
> effort to keep them they are likely to get lost somewhere along the
> within a few years.
about: photo creators now have to remain alert to keep their images;
if people become inactive through age or infirmity their images
disappear. Daniel's French wall paintings archive disappeared very
quickly after he became really ill. Old b&w photos lurk around no
matter how inactive their creators become.