Digital Dreaming

Your Step-by-Step Guide for Keeping Family Mementos in the Information Age.

by R. L . Black

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/09/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9781452529967

About the Book

Will you—a beneficiary of the information age—pass down a tidal wave of fragmented and soulless keepsakes to the next generation?

If you’re serious about knowing family and you want to discover how to keep family stories, then Digital Dreaming is the book for you.

Inside this book you will discover how to:

• declutter and organize photos and documents,
• keep your treasured family keepsakes meaningful now and for the future, and
• organize and share fragmented and dispersed mementos with family and lifelong friends.

Will your benefactors hit the delete key and look longingly at the local council clean-up calendar to see when to offload the boxes of photos and documents?

In 2013 these questions confronted R.L. Black. He had become stranded on Family Heritage Island with thousands of keepsakes strewn about like flotsam and jetsam after the death of his late father. Determined to escape his anxiety and guilt on the island, he set about saving the mementos by building a digital lifeboat to rescue his family knowing.

About the Author

Rodney Black is motivated by knowledge and family events bringing a sense of belonging in people’s life. He has managed knowledge for corporations for thirty years, but with data and storage, not with personal family keepsakes. He started his career as a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA), and then branched out into information systems and data warehousing.

When he inherited plastic bags full of family mementos in March 2013, he felt stranded and alone, as if he'd been shipwrecked on an island. He resisted the urge to bin them. Instead, he set about thinking of ways to keep their family soul, and to respect them for surviving to this point – to treat them as Soul Assets.

He is married and lives with his wife, son and toy poodle on the northern beaches of Sydney Australia.