Back in the day, a camera was something to behold and respect, the Family was lined up carefully for carefully positioned shots. The film was then packaged up, and sent off to be processed. The prints received back were carefully marked up with the date and time shot, and the year.
Now everyman and his dog has a camera of some sort, so a quick snap, no thought paid to setup or positioning, just a natural photo, and it's posted on facebook photobucket, whatever, or maybe printed out on a cheap inkjet. But those images fade, and Facebook/Flickr/Photobucket, they simply were not around ten years ago, so one can assume that they will not be in 10 years time...so your online storage is lost...and your printed media is lost, and the art of setting up a photo is lost, as it's just point and shoot, with low resolution. Bad times.
Even video footage of your children is lost, as Mini DV carts are not compatible with anything, or have to be installed in VHS convertors at best, so a DV cam, recording to CD/DVD, these burns are not reliable. I found this out when trying to use my Megadrive, that uses ROM cartridges, and even that didn't work.
So I think that technology has bypassed a generation, too many photos taken, but no way to catalogue them, and too many, as many are irrelevent. Proper photographs last generations, digital photos are lost in the mire