The Power of the Screenshot ➝

The first person I can remember that had me thinking about using images as a way of saving and sharing information was Alex Lindsay. In his appearances on MacBreak Weekly, he would occassionally make mention of taking a photo of something — anything — to use as a note he could reference at a later point in time. This lead me to taking photos of my work schedule to input into my calendar when it was more convenient or sharing it with my girlfriend (now fiancée) so she knew what my week looked like.

This practice has since evolved into my love of screenshots as a way of saving information or sharing with friends privately through iMessage or publicly on Twitter. Although I have concerns that these pseudo-disposable images will lack context in the future or that no one will ever bother to OCR them for archival purposes, I highly doubt I’ll ever slow down the pace at which I create them.

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