Do Digital Photos Threaten The Past?
from the not-really dept
Someone actually wrote their degree dissertation on the historical impact of digital photography. Her argument appears to be that thanks to digital photography, more images will get deleted on the spot, since the photographer can make the decision to keep or discard right away. In “destroying” those images, we are likely to lose some important element of history. There are a bunch of problems with this argument, which assume that digital camera storage won’t just get larger and larger, or easier to carry around. If anything, I would think that digital photography makes it easier to capture more and better images of historical events, since you can see right away what you got and what you missed.