51. Analog vs digital

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51. Analog vs digital

Post by bjkwon » June 14th, 2020, 7:05 pm

Some are nostalgic about "analog," bemoaning beautiful, classic analog sound pushed away by digital technologies for the sake of convenience. Well, understandably they have had a favorite audio system of theirs labeled as "analog;" but "analog vs digital" has little relevance to perception. All sensory information, sound, vision, touch, etc, is analog. "Digital" is how the information is stored and processed in the device, and lies beyond the realm of perception. Arguing that one feels better than the other is like arguing that manufacturing by hand is better than by machines because human spirits imbue the product: the debate goes beyond science.

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