Monday, November 13, 2006
To Digital Or Not?
Doing a few more searches for cassettes in flickr today I dug up this gem. Very staged, but asking a question that is of great interest to me. As we move so rapidly and completely to digital media formats, are we going to lose the "non-digital media" completely? Will we watch them decay and slowly sift through lives, filtering away more as we go, or will these tangible artifacts remain meaningful parts of our lives?
Will digital media behave any differently? Just because the digital seems immaterial and 'pure' in the sense it will never degrade, will we want to keep such an increasing record of ourselves?