The fun that comes with searching for old images is considerable. I imagine part of what I experience is the thrill of the hunt and the successful execution that comes at the end. This euphoric feeling is especially noticeable when I’m involved in an online auction.
That’s when I think there might be something sinister at work. I’m not what you’d call a gambler, but I can see that my emotional response is similar. So I monitor myself. Otherwise, it’s too easy to sign onto ebay and slap my credit card down whenever I see something I want — like 56 images of a young Bobby Orr for example.