Author Archives: Mark Mizen

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.

It’s not too hard!

For the past twenty years, I have worked with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to develop standards for the photographic industry. All too often, the standards group comes to the conclusion that because too many factors are involved, it is too … Continue reading

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50 Inventions

The passport is included in the 50 inventions that shaped the modern economy. The modern passport is a relatively recent invention. For most of history, travel documents consisted of a letter of protection, rather than a formal booklet. Governments used … Continue reading

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Photo Book Construction and Preservation

I presented a paper on Photo Book Construction and Preservation at the International Symposium on Technologies for Digital Photo Fulfillment in Denver, Colorado. In this presentation, I highlighted different photo book constructions, along with test methods to ensure their permanence. Photo … Continue reading

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Am I a victim of Kobe Steel?

I have recently posted about the failure of the ball joint that caused the right front wheel to fall off my Ford Fusion, as well as the failure of Minnesota law to protect me in this situation. There may be … Continue reading

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The One Device

Brian Merchant provides a comprehensive history of the development of the iPhone in The One Device. This book shows that Steve Jobs did not invent the iPhone. Instead, many engineers worked tirelessly behind the scenes to develop the iPhone. These … Continue reading

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Minnesota law fails to protect consumers

The right front wheel on  my Ford Fusion fell off after 67,120 miles. This failure was not normal wear and tear and not due to an accident. Instead, the ball joint cracked and the wheel fell off, bringing my car … Continue reading

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Growth Continues at Forever

Forever is a direct sales company focused on digital storage and photographic products. It follows a direct sales business model with Ambassadors who promote its product and services. Forever has a lot of the positive aspects from Creative Memories without … Continue reading

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