Is paper disappearing like a Houdini trick?
A few weeks ago a magician told me that he would be delighted to send me a publicity photo, but that everything he has is now digital. A publisher of a new book on magic history told me the same, as did a magic prop seller yesterday.
With a blog to my name, I can hardly call myself a Luddite. But beyond the charm of paper publicity material, how long will a digital ad or photo be kept online? Friends own paper photos that are more than a century old. What about material that were on cd-roms?
What will future historians do?
How will future performers know what current ones did?