February 28, 2005

Analog is the new digital

As I showed in a recent blog post, I carry a paper notebook around. I've been doing it for years. From Genevieve, I learned to paste stuff into it--like business cards, notes on napkins, and clippings from the Economist. That gives me an artifact and context (the notes around it), rather than having the artifact in one place and the notes in another.

I also, of course, note the prevalence of index cards. They're all over agile programming techniques, geek task organization and the current personal productivity trend.

And then there's the reinterpretation of digital artifacts in meatspace (blinkenlights, Space Invader's digital tile graffiti, and the "Connect-Four" version of Tetris).

Anyway, this has led me to conclude (of course) that

Analog is the new digital.

What does that mean? Got me, but it's a slogan. ;-)

Posted by mikek at February 28, 2005 05:47 PM | TrackBack

Ahh, so grey is the new black/white!

Posted by: Steve Portigal at March 1, 2005 08:20 AM


Posted by: Mike at March 1, 2005 09:27 AM

don't forget Pixel Blocks - analog versions of pixels, perfect for recreating all your favorite 8-bit videogame characters


Posted by: mikepop at March 1, 2005 01:27 PM
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