How technology is changing our memories of family.
It’s been three years since my mom stopped using her camera. “It’s just easier, ” she said, announcing our first smartphone-documented Christmas. “I can email the pictures to your uncle in Spain.” Then, with the patience of someone reasoning with a Luddite, “You know, I can always print them off later.” Of course, I understood, having myself lost patience with everything not instantly shareable a long time before my parents capitulated to the cheap thrills of click and send. But,
Words:Harriet Fitch Little
Photograph:Alfred Eisenstaedt/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images
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