Memories in a shoebox: Digitizing old photos unlocks a flood of mixed emotions (CNET)

CNET: Memories in a shoebox: Digitizing old photos unlocks a flood of mixed emotions. “Rather than marooning the photos again to another closet when we bought a new house last spring, I figured it was finally time to do something with them. It was partly an exercise in purging (I’m about as far from a pack rat as you can get), but it was also a way to safeguard memories should disaster hit. I live in earthquake and fire-prone California, and storing old photos seemed as important as making a disaster kit. (Speaking of disasters, September is National Preparedness Month in the US.) Trips down memory lane are usually emotional, filled with equal parts joy, sorrow and ‘Why did I ever wear that?’ Mine was no exception, but technology has changed how we take them.”