OT: How Smart Phone Photography affects memory

Bill anotherdrunkensot at gmail.com
Sat Mar 31 17:53:33 EDT 2018

On 3/30/2018 2:57 PM, Jostein wrote:
 > It claims that the very act of obsessing about photographing instead 
of experiencing will diminish the memory of the visited place.
 > My thought when I read the article was that people more obsessed by 
collecting crutches for their memories than trusting their ability to 
experience have been around for much longer than phone cameras.

That's why people bring back some sort of trinket from their vacation 
travels, or save locks of their children's hair, or whatever we do to 
have some sort of keepsake to jog our memories.
The problem with having a camera mashed into your face all the time is 
that you will have no memories to jog, other than the smell of sweat 
covered plastic.
I've always felt that being where nice pictures are is more important 
than taking pictures when there.
Sadly, I'm getting to the point in my life where it would be nice to 
have a few more pictures reminding me of the nice places I've been, and 
have forgotten about.


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