I looked through my old photos — mobile photography’s come a long way in 20 years

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I don’t know how much time you spend looking back through your photo library. I can’t say I do it very much, unless I need to go back in time to track down a very specific photo. But I’ve currently got Google Photos installed on my iPhone, and Google Photos is very aggressive when it comes to notifications, particularly when it comes to photos taken long ago.

It was one such notification that caught my eye — Google Photos calling out a photo I had taken 18 years ago. I’m used to having old photos surface on my iPhone — i’ve even set up a widget on my home screen that shows images of my daughter from my Photos library. But those images are usually a year or two old. Here was Google Photos, serving up an image that was old enough to vote.