|Amenophis III never went anywhere without a crocodile.|
Now I see that Vint Cerf, a web pioneer and vice president of Google, shares the same fear. 'Our life, our memories, our most cherished family photographs increasingly exist as bits of information - on our hard drives or in "the cloud". But as technology moves on, they risk being lost in the wake of an accelerating digital revolution'- so goes this BBC report, while Vint Cerf adds that even as we try to save our memories we are likely to lose them anyway: 'Even if we accumulate vast archives of digital content, we may not actually know what it is'.
My solution remains the same as last year. Get yourself a crocodile and wrap it in anything you want to save. It worked for the ancient Egyptians, who have preserved their writings in crocodile memory units for over two thousand years so far, and it can work for you.
|An ibis before.|
|An ibis after, seen in the company of a mummified crocodile.|