So Flickr is awesome (aside from the name. I swear, this generation of kids will not know how to spell anything correctly. ie KrispyKreme, tho, b4, dunkin, lay-zee-boy, kwik, nite). Flickr has a great interface, lots of useful functionality, and stores the full-sized image. For $24 a year, you get unlimited storage among other cool things.
So what’s the problem? Well, I want to make my own photo site for my photos. I doubt my site would be nearly as nifty, but I think it would be an interesting project to work on. I could do it, so why shouldn’t I? Though, at the same time, I want my photos up now. Like, right now. There’s also the economic perspective: each person works at what he does best, and then trades that for other things he needs. So at a mere $24 a year, it’s more economical to pay for flickr than to put in hours making my own less complicated site. Hell, this is exactly why I use livejournal. Still, it would be so much nicer to have my own site, for no other reason than to say, ‘Ya, I made that.’
Hmm… this must be why people have children instead of adopt them. It takes so little time to make, but most parents seem quite proud of the accomplishment. Though, I wonder what would happen if there were a baby factory that produced top-quality babies for reasonable prices, or sperm and egg purchase became extremely cheap. Would people continue to make their own?