for years after my death, for an eternity, my children and their children, could pour through my memories in a multimedia fashion, revisiting my life in a way that the present day diary keeper could only desperately imagine
This is what I'm doing, in an analogue fashion, with the artefacts of my parents lives. Sorting, storing, reading. But I also have a physical connection to them - I'm touching things that they have held, worked with, touched. And to me, that is important, that makes it a shared thing, and is the thing that gives it shape. Digital is (currently) shapeless.
The rest of the article makes really interesting reading and isn't as gloomy!