The next generation of photo albums as far as I can recall had a sticky surface onto which you placed your photos. It is overlaid by a large clear plastic sheet. I regret using this type of album because after some years my photos got stuck to the pages. Any suggestions for removing them without damaging my precious old photos?
The next type photo albums came with individual plastic pockets. I still have several of them. But the ones I liked most were those which I bought in Japan. During my three-and-a-half month training in Japan in 1985, I took several photos and filed them in these albums. I liked the space provided at the side for you to write your notes. I bought a ten-volume set which came with a neat box file. I am glad to note that my 1985 photos are all still in good condition.
Today, in the digital age, I keep most of my photos as images on my hard disk. I find online albums like Flickr.com extremely useful for sharing large numbers of photos with many people. Unfortunately many people of my generation have not kept up with the times. For example, in my church I am in charge of sharing photos of important events with our members. When I uploaded the photos onto Flickr and emailed them the guest pass to access these photos; many did not know how to download the photos. I offered to teach them, but suggested that it was best that they consulted their children.
And here I have a complaint against our young people. They are often too impatient to teach their elders IT-related stuff. Have you forgotten the many hours your parents spent patiently teaching you the million and one things in your life?