...people took pictures while on vacation, brought their film home and took it to the processor then waited about a week to get their pictures/slides/film back and then invited people over to watch all about their great trip?
...people took pictures while on vacation, brought their film home and took it to the processor then waited two days to get their pictures back and then put them in books with sticky page protectors that could be carried around to show anyone they wanted to about their great trip?
...people took pictures while on vacation, brought their film home and took it to the processor then waited one hour to get their pictures back and then stood in the store showing everyone that walked by about their great trip?
...people took pictures while on vacation, quickly down loaded them on the nearest computer once they were at the hotel, then posted them on the web for everyone in the world to see?
My! How things have changed!
My cousins are on vacation, at Disney World no less, and I am getting to enjoy their trip almost in real time! Thanks to cell phones with text and picture capabilities, Traci and I have been enjoying a great game we came up with called "Where in Disney World are M and K?" It is actually a spin off of a game we developed, "Where in Abilene is MM?" We started playing when we both got our iPhones. I would take a picture of MM somewhere in Abilene, send the picture to Traci and she would guess where we were. We even took a picture from her front porch one day. This newer version is a bit more difficult since I have never been to WDW before, so she is taking some pretty wide shots to try and help me out.
Yesterday, after I forwarded her pictures to her parents and my mom, it got me to thinking about how we have always shared our memories through photographs. I only started with my memories, but I know there were some early processes that took longer than that. Because of digital photography, we don't have to wait any longer.
They just have a couple of days left on their trip, but I have enjoyed getting away with them this week. Now, I know my cousins, well Traci anyway. I know she has a memory stick or two full of other great memories that I haven't seen yet. So I am ready for them to get home, get them downloaded and emailed to me! And Trina, if you did manage to take any pictures, I will happily help you get them in a digital scrapbook!
Traci - I can't wait to play WIWDWIMM with you in January!!!