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Analogue vs Digital: Skeuomorphism

Floppy disks have not gone extinct yet. You might not realize, but you are clicking on them every day. These skeuomorphs are everywhere. Skeuomorphs are derivatives that retain the ornamental design cues from structures that were once a necessary part in the original. Although we don’t use them anymore to save our files in an analog way, the floppy disk has passed the test of time as the icon for saving files. It’s designed looking backwards. And there are a many other examples like this one. What do you think, is it time for an icon that suits our time?

From the Analogue vs Digital Memory Game

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Analogue vs Digital: Messenger Service

During WWI and WWII carrier pigeons were used to deliver messages. Short messages were sent over to the battlefield. Today, social media like micro blogging tool Twitter, are used to send short messages around the world. Some even argue that these tools played a huge role in the Arab Spring in 2012. Social media empowered the mass by providing them with a tool to spread their voices.
From the Analogue vs Digital Memory Game

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Analogue vs Digital: Phoning

Remember these? If you are a digital native there is a chance you never noticed one of them. They were called payphones. No, you could not FaceTime with them, and they did not fit into your pocket. At its peak of popularity, the US had more than 2 million of them spread out on the streets. Look at the design of the iPhone, Steve Jobs has definitely noticed them and put a lot of quarters in those payphones!

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Analogue vs Digital: All Art in the World

The Birth of Venus is one of the most famous paintings in the world. Definitely go see it yourself when you are in Florence! Oh, you don’t like tourists blocking your view? Don’t worry! Just visit the gallery online and get a much closer look then you could ever have in real life. Google’s Art Project brings you millions of artifacts from around the world in one virtual museum. It even has a microscopic view, so you can see more details of the painting than with your naked eye! Take an online tour, or visit a couple of museums from all over the world in a single day. The world’s most famous paintings are just one click away.

From the Analogue vs Digital Memory Game.

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Analogue vs Digital: 3D Printing

In both vases pictured, you can put your flowers into water. Both are analogue objects. The manufacturing process is the analogue/digital difference in this case. The vase pictured at right is a 3D printed vase, completely digitally processed by a 3D printer. It is believed that in the near future we will all have a 3D printer at home. Will we be giving them commands to print our home accessories, food or maybe even our own organs?

From the Analogue vs Digital Memory Game

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Analogue vs Digital: Never Lost with GPS

Before global positioning systems, we all used maps. And they could be very annoying. Stopping along the way because you didn’t remember which turn you should take, the clumsy sizes and hard way to fold it back. Never mind the arguments on map reading skills… Whew! It all belongs to the past. Maps and satellite navigation devices are the best invention! But don’t lose your mind.

The results of people blindly following digital directions into large bodies of water, the wrong way on a busy road, and yes, even trees, show that we might have all become just a little too reliant on those helpful voices that guide us along our way. From the Analogue vs Digital Memory Game.

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Sharing Your Newborn’s Heartbeat

With technology becoming an increasing part of our bodies and identities, intimate technologies like Apple Watch are making inroads into our lives. Some people might have found useless the new wearable ability to share the heartbeat, but these parents came up with an unbearably cute application for this technology. Following their urge to share everything about their newborn, these parents used the Apple Watch to send their child’s heartbeats to friends and family.

Source: 9 to 5 Mac

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Flights Delayed Due to iPad Crash

Do you ever feel you cannot function during the day without your tablet? Apparently, also American Airlines pilots cannot do without their iPads. The airline company has been using iPads instead of paper reference books for several years now. However, a recent system failure revealed a weakness in the company’s policy. Dozens of flights were grounded as pilots’ iPads crashed.

It was reported that several iPads used by pilots to receive flight plans had system failures as planes were getting ready to take-off. The devices screens went black for both pilots and co-pilots, and some flight had to return to the gate in order to establish a Wifi connection to fix the problem. American Airlines stated that the failure was due to a problem with the software application.

It still remains unknown whether the issue has been resolved properly, but the story is – once again – an illustration of our dependency on technology and our intimate relationship with it.

Source: Gizmodo

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Analogue vs Digital: Basic Parts of Matter

Do you think you are made from bits and bytes? Stop playing video games and spend some more time offline! Both atoms and bits are basic parts of matter. An atom is the smallest unit of any chemical element, still recognizable building block. A bit is the smallest unit of information, a symbol or signal that can have one or two values. Information technology represents these values as 0 and 1. Remember: you are made of atoms; your video game is made of zeros and ones.

From the Analogue vs Digital Memory Game.