Before the era of social media and Photoshop revolutionized how every single one of us, including your Grandma, told our life stories, we had relatively much simpler ways of sharing. When I was eleven my parents took my brother and I to Disney World, a right of passage for any child (Good job Disney marketing). I vaguely remember a Toy Story parade, including an obscenely over sized Buzz Lightyear, but in all honesty I don’t have any photos to verify that. Why? Because, like everyone else at the park, my family toted around a backpack of Kodak disposable cameras of which nobody knows where the developed photos are anymore. Do you remember the process and excitement of coming back from vacation, running to the local CVS (shameless CVS plug, please send coupons), and having the joy of seeing your photos in your hand? Of course, like today, more than half the photos were crap, over-exposed, under-exposed, mostly taken in excitement haste with no clear framing. Nonetheless, they were tangible proof of a story.
All right, but what’s the point here? This post is supposed to be about injecting custom global positioning coordinates into your iPhone’s operating system, not my memories of Buzz Lightyear from Disney.