Category Archives: Memories

Preserving More Than Memories

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 … Continue reading

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The Statistics of Forever

I recently presented a talk titled “Preservation Is Forever.” In this talk, I reviewed the Terms of Service for many online services offering photo products and digital storage. Many of these services have terms indicating that they can delete photos … Continue reading

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Preservation Is Forever

[Presented at Forever Live! in Buckhead, Georgia, September 25, 2015] This past year I went to Disney with my family. The trip lased one week; yet, the memories are forever. For Disney, Forever means 30 days, since all photos in Disney … Continue reading

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Disney Memory Maker Makes Memories

This year it was time for a family trip to Disney World. I had been there many times growing up, since my grandparents lived nearby, but had never taken the family. Disney has expanded significantly since then with two new … Continue reading

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Top 10 False Memories

Scientists have figured out how to implant false memories directly into the brain. With that, here are the top 10 false memories I would like, starting with a simple request. The Vikings 2012 playoff victory over the Green Bay Packers. … Continue reading

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10 Steps to Fewer Photos

According to a recent article, Psychologists Say Taking Too Many Photos Could Wreak Havoc on Your Brain. Here are ten steps to fewer photos: Only take photos on Tuesdays. Only take photos between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. Only take photos … Continue reading

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Photos Don’t Matter

Well, actually I think they do matter, but a recent article in the Wall Street Journal “The Power of the Earliest Memories” by Sue Shellenbarger included the following quote: “While the lives of many youngsters today are heavily documented in photos … Continue reading

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Modify Your Memories

Traumatic childhood, bad first marriage, difficult boss? In the future, histone deactylase inhibitors will help you forget your troubles.  In a recent study, Li-Huei Tsai and coworkers at M.I.T.’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory have found that the histone deacetylase  inhibitor CI-994 … Continue reading

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Caffeine Enhances Memory

Good news for coffee and cola drinkers. A recent study from Johns Hopkins University has shown that that 200 mg caffeine, which is the amount of caffeine in about one and a half cups of coffee, in has a memory enhancing effect, … Continue reading

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Preserve Online Memories

The World Wide Web or internet is continuously changing and history is vanishing from the web. This study on lost web pages revealed that 11% of web links disappear within one year and 27% within two years. We see an … Continue reading

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