Of course with technology and sharing pictures via social networking places on the Internet has taken the tactile away from photos. Now photos can be uploaded instantaneously and shared immediately before you even get home from the party.
Gone are the days of waiting 3 to 4 days for your film to develop after you have taken your maximum of 24 photos.
The digital world has changed how families archive their history. I do not think it is for the worst.
Old photo albums and photo graphs run the risk of being discolored and aged by the acid in the paper and ink, by sunlight, and buy the oils on our hands from touching them.
I am in favor of both. I like to have a web site where I can safely keep all my families memories if my computer crashes.
I also like to pull out the best of the best pictures and make a scrap book either digitally or hand made.
I am also a realist and I know that the photos that are printed will age as we all do. Therefor, I appreciate the computer storing the photos and printing them as new when needed.