OK, Neil Armstrong is dead. Clearly, that’s a page-one story for most of you. Here’s one thing I do not want to see on page one tomorrow: Arguably the most famous picture taken in the history of mankind.
The evolution of life and landscapes happens over vast amounts of time. To understand the scale of time for these changes, we look for evidence in layers of rock. Events like volcanic eruptions, animal extinctions, sediment deposition and ice ages leave traces in layers of rock worldwide.
Every 2 minutes today we snap as many photos as the whole of humanity took in the 1800s. In fact, ten percent of all the photos we have were taken in the past 12 months.