In my history classes growing up, teachers framed newspaper clips and hung them from the walls to document historic elections. I always knew I’d experience at least one truly historic election in my lifetime, and as a child, I always pictured myself framing the newspaper remnants beneath shiny glass on the wall.
Well, that election is here, and instead, all I have to show for it is a huge series of CNN alerts I’ve saved over the months:
I’ve lived through one of the most revolutionary elections in history, marked by the use of technology and resulting in the first black president of the United States. But 50 years from now, will I have anything physical to show for it? Only memories.