We live in a high-tech world, but I am not always prepared for it. Today my daughter and her new husband sent out their wedding pictures... electronically. It is a Picasa photo album on the web.
I'm thrilled that she could share those pictures so easily with friends and relatives. She doesn't need to wait for guests to come visit before she can pull out the photo album to show the pictures. Today's technology allows for fast and convenient distribution. In fact, everyone can keep a copy of as many pictures as they wish on their own computers, something not easily accomplished a few years ago.
At the same time, I have to wonder about long-term preservation.