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Analogue vs Digital: Vinyl Revival

The vinyl record has been the main vehicle for the commercial distribution of pop music from the 1950s until they were replaced by the Compact Disc. CDs didn’t keep it up for so long. Since the early 2000s, CDS have been largely replaced by digital downloads and mp3 players. Conversely, vinyl sales have begun to grow. Vinyl is more popular then ever! The revival of vinyl is considered to be part of the greater revival of retro style, since many of today’s vinyl buyers are way too young to remember listening to them back then.

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Analogue vs Digital: Augmented Reality

The perception of the analogue is no longer limited to its physical elements. Loads of digital layers are placed over the analog to enrich our in real life experiences. Augmented reality, like Google’s Glass is already wearable and will become more invisibly incorporated into our bodies. Get ready for a future in which the digital is literally your first point of view.

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Googles Natural Tracking Technology

Search giant Google is developing a new interaction sensor that can track movements with great accuracy using radar technology. It’s only the size of a small computer chip and can be inserted into everyday objects and things we use daily.

Watch the video for a guaranteed moment of amazement. If the Google’s Soli technology final implementation will be as precise as the demonstration, we may soon all be making magical gestures to interact with our digital devices. And the best thing: it will feel entirely natural.

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Analogue vs Digital: Digital Pets

In 1996, Tamagotchis were the most bought pets in the world. More than 40 million(!) were sold. Just like analogue pets, Tamagotchis require a lot of attention since they need to be fed, played with, and nurtured. Schools massively banned Tamagotchi at school since they distracted kids from learning. This led to the highest pet mortality rate ever known. Nowadays, almost all are residing in digital graves.

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Analogue vs Digital: Thumbs Up

Good job! A thumbs-up is a common hand gesture to sign approval. The source of the gesture is obscure, some origins in ancient Rome, medieval or World War II have been proposed. But who knows, will the children of the future think Mark Zuckerberg came up with this gesture?

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Analogue vs Digital: Handwriting

Will handwriting soon be history? Or will we always prefer a handwritten love letter from our beloved? About 6000 years ago humans started writing and its effects have been enormous. It alters the brain, allows us to transfer information (in large numbers), and has a huge social, cultural, psychological and political impact. Today, writing words by hand is just wwway toooo ssslow for our times, and our minds. Keyboarding has taken over. A shame? Turn your personal handwriting into a font! And never forget: handwriting is a technology as well.

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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?

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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.
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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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