At a conference
I attended recently, a speaker quoted Ricky Van Veen, the cofounder of the online website
CollegeHumor as saying, "Documenting the experience is becoming more important
than the experience itself."
Van Veen's bland
observation reminded me of a ballsier one that my late mother made in a memoir she
wrote 35 years ago:
"Told my dad, many
Christmases ago, as he swung from the chandeliers with a new Polaroid and rest
of family huddled on couch and said cheese for two hours, you either record
having fun or you have fun."