The glory days of photography, ahead

All these cloud photo services are providing the most amazing consumer benefit — organizing legion images by time/people/place, rediscovery, storage, sharing.

I hadn’t expected all this when I started pack-ratting every digital photo I have ever taken since 1999.

But another amazing benefit, in these photos is all the knowledge of the offline world to date. Location, time, written words, images and objects that can be diagnosed from vast comparative datasets.

Far more fun to collect and far richer to mine than all those emails or contacts or social media posts.