analog better than digital?

July 21, 2015

Lauren - Blue sky over the REZAre you going more analog? I enjoy the use of technology, but I am finding myself moving back to a more “analog” world. I do enjoy reading a wide variety of blogs and learning from people the world over, but I am finding it more difficult to practice long-form reading. I also have found that while my e-reader is convenient, I actually do enjoy the feel of a book in my hands and the ability to mark up the book that I am reading.

While I really enjoy the ability to use Evernote for my electronic filing, I still prefer to actually write my notes and then scan them into Evernote for easy retrieval later (read Michael Hyatt’s post on note-taking here). Have you noticed the trend in music back to vinyl records?

I do like the advantages that is offered by the current technology, but there are some distinct advantages to going “analog”. Another consideration is the “hackabiity” of our data now. In fact Geoffry James of Inc. goes so far as to say,

By the time we have the “Internet of Things,” it will be so hackable and fragile that nobody will want to use it.

Mr. James goes on to list some trends where people are returning to a more analog world for certain high priority transactions. Are you seeing this trend?

What do you think of what Geoffrey has to say in his article (click here to read)? Should we be going more analog in some areas of life? Are we too exposed on the Internet?