Why don’t we publish anymore?

December 13, 2016

Our parents’ knew the value of the published article.  Why don’t we publish anymore?

Have you ever found pictures at the back of your drawers and wished that A) they were in focus and / or B) you knew who they were or what the occasion was?

There’s a simple answer to that one of course – get writing on the backs of the photos.  Getting stuff in focus isn’t too much of a stretch either.

The other problem is that so much is “published” nowadays.  Take a photo - share it to Facebook, Instagram …  There is a risk of not having physical copies of our lives.  And if you don’t think that’s a problem – try going without social media for a week or so!  Or even worse – what about if Facebook ….?  My mobile phone went recently through an automatic update and now I can’t get onto Facebook at all (actually quite welcome!).  I don’t know what others in my group like, publish or talk about.  And that’s a problem.  Suddenly I’m excluded from my friends lives.  Thus, the main thrust of this article – Why don’t we publish anymore?

Publish on the web?

And my point is?  Everything published on the internet, however it’s done, isn’t physical and only exists as bits and bytes.  And that means it can get corrupted, stop working, is no longer accessible as the technology moves on ….

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it – does it make a sound?  Well the same rule applies to a picture that we do not publish – does it really exist?  And if it doesn’t – how will you curate it and remember it?

One of the (many) joys of owning a photo booth company is the joy of an event.  Whether it’s a wedding, a childs’ birthday party, a corporate Christmas party, they all come down to people out to enjoy themselves.  OK, maybe a bit too much sometimes but that goes with the territory.

But imagine if we turned up for an event and didn’t produce the images – everything was digital (there are photo booth companies that do this).  Wouldn’t that take something away from the event?  Surely the joy of using a photo booth is handling the physical product afterwards?

For an interesting take on this by Intel - read this

 

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