The analog to me after reading and reflecting upon the article means out dated or the old way of things. For example, analog refers to using vinyl records over the digital way of streaming music from iTunes or Spotify. Analog also accompanies the idea of opening up a book and reading it for the true value a book brings. The feel of the pages, the smells of a new book, and the suspense some books hold while turning page after page to find out what happens next.

We live in a growing digital society where technology has been dominating the way we live our every day lives. For example, when we first wake up in the morning, most of everyone’s routine probably revolves around the act of checking your phone which is more than likely right next to your person.

Overall,I think there are benefits to having a healthy relationship between the two. Take the time to appreciate the analogs but also don’t get too involved with the past because you could fall behind in modern day technology.

Source: Sax, “Our Love Affair with Digital is Over”


Kirschenbaum, Ch 1

In Kirschenbaum, Ch 2, I noticed this passage, “Is the book a “perfect” confection like a scuffle, or is it perfect like a piece of mass-produced merchandise, executed impeccably and unimpeachably to spec?” (Kirschenbaum, 41).

This section of the book talked about how in books, the word “perfect” appears often in the blurbs. The quote above really made me think about the word perfect connects to an audience. I don’t think a book can ever be perfect. I think for a book to be perfect there would be no mistakes, no grammar errors, and certainly no editing involved. The fact a book goes through so many stages, such as the first word or idea the author has set out on his outline, makes a book very interesting. I think the stages and errors a book goes through is what really makes it perfect.

Source: Kirschenbaum, Ch 1