(Berlin, 15.12.2020) As IT experts, we are aware of a few solutions against forgetting. The possibilities of digitalisation are almost endless. You can record the most complex things digitally, in sound, image, writing, and then save them on hard drives, on USB sticks, on floppy disks (also worth remembering), in your genome (!), directly onto your own computer or in a cloud service. And many things have already been saved for us by others. We can find them on the internet. But there are other clever methods of preserving knowledge, such as traditions: recurring festivities that form their own memory just by being held again and again.
Christmas, as the feast of love, reminds us anew each year to have hope that a light will come into the world, an end to the long night. Just like the dark feelings the restrictions on contact have given us during the Corona pandemic (and they do again). Even though we were able to deal with this, we would like to give the word "closeness" a higher visibility in the memories for the years to come, as well as "charity" as a counterpoint to the ban on accommodation, which particularly affected many of our clients from the hotel industry. May we remember the many examples of solidarity through this crisis - no matter what the storage medium may be.
We would like to wish all our clients and interested news readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!