Preserving More Than Memories

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Trump and the Republican have created a looming debt crisis through their massive tax cuts for the wealthy. Trump’s response is an apathetic “Yeah, but I won’t be here.” Trump’s actions toward the environment are similarly destructive, and his refusal to consider the potential danger of climate change can only be described as irresponsible. He and the Republican party clearly do not care what they do and what they leave for future generations.

Why am I writing about this here? It’s because memory preservation is about future generations. It’s about preserving today’s memories, even when we won’t be here. I create photo books, not only because I enjoy looking at them, but also because my two sons enjoy them. It is my way of preserving memories for a time when I won’t be here.

I also preserve my memories on Forever. Their business objective is memory preservation. Other internet sites have different business objectives, either advertising or product sales. These sites will preserve photos and videos as long as it is in their business interest to do so and they will delete them when they feel it is in their interest to do so.

If we are are concerned preserving memories for the future, we should be concerned about the future in a broader sense. After all, what good is a photo book or an online photo preservation site, if our environment is polluted and our cities are under water?



About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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