In the Beginning

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In the beginning there was handwriting and it was useful. It was however limited. Rooms of scribes were required to copy even a single manuscript. Books were restricted to the very wealthy and the average person existed in ignorance.

Next there was the printing press. It was also useful. It required specialized training to produce large quantities of printed material. The printing press brought books to everyone. Knowledge flourished.

Finally, there was the photocopier and it was very useful. It brought the ability to reproduce printed material in any quantity. For a few pennies, anyone could copy anything; yet books remained.

And so it is. Books will always exist, and I am glad.

About Mark Mizen

At Creative Memories, I evaluate photographic products and related materials so that today's memories are not lost to the future and then communicate this information to Creative Memories Consultants and their customers. My interests extend from preservation of traditional photographs to the production of photo books to the expected longevity of electronic image files. My long-term objective is to direct the development of technology that meets consumers needs for high-quality products.
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