Scrapbooking has entered the digital age. Some participate at an scrapbooking event and sit at their laptop. One plus for the digital method is their table is not a mess! They may be blogging instead, for all I know!
One good thing for the paper and print photo method is it is one event where messiness is encouraged or at least expected. Cropping photo paper, cutting paper strips for scrapbook pages, searching one's supplies for just the right color paper, inevitably leads to a satisfying pile of photos, paper, stickers, and borders. The paper method does create scraps of paper and cropped photos hence the term scrapbooking! Paper scrapbooking is high touch and very satisfying.
Now there are plenty of times I want to scrap this computer in terms of throw it..... away, and I would not even think of chopping it up and adding a piece of metal or plastic as the case might be to the scrapbook page.
Some scrappers (people who scrapbook, not people who argue) are very artistic and spend hours on the page creating works of art on each page. Some stamp,some emboss, some stitch with thread attach ribbon, even bits of nature, bits of metal such as brads, grommots, or any thing the glue gun will attach to a page.
I am your ordinary scrapbooker. I deliberate mainly over background color and placement of photos on the page and try to write down what the event is and what I was doing there!
The big big plus of scrapbooking is it creates a shortcut to memory. One picture and a thousand memories come flooding back. That is why one of the nicest gifts you can give a homeseller is the simplest, a photo of them in the old home or as the case may be a photo in the new home!