I was pretty certain I left my Facebook wall empty when I deactivated the account a few months ago. Turns out it wasn’t entirely true; there was a single post left, probably due to a technical glitch. More importantly, for some bizarre reason the post was the the very quote I mentioned a few posts ago.
As much as being just scraps of digital information, these scraps – in our later life – will become cherished memories; as our digital accounts get closed, deleted, forgotten, or lost, we lose scraps of the past irrevocably. And as much as the technical progress is pushing us ahead, shoe boxes filled with photos were actually pretty good at preserving memories… at least much better than our technology.