The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter
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The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter


The more advanced our digital technologies, the more we come to realize that reality rules. Davi.......

Title:The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages

    The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter Reviews

  • hedgehog
    Jan 04, 2017

    1.5* rounded down. Focusing each chapter on a specific company helps narrow the focus on larger industries to useful, specific anecdotes, but has the unfortunate effect of sounding like breathless adv...

  • Elena
    Feb 28, 2017

    The personality of the author (sensed through his comments) was close to unpleasant. I managed to go through about 1/2 of the book and returned my digital audio file back to the library as soon as i r...

  • Margaret Sankey
    Jun 11, 2016

    Hilariously, despite several pointed statements in the work that this is better read in analog form, I read it because it was distributed to my Kindle as a galley review copy. I get it, I really do--t...

  • Keith
    Jan 04, 2017

    This is a fascinating examination of aspects and products that we tend to consider over and done with in the digital age. Turns out some things might have more longevity than we think. Author Sax divi...

  • Kyle
    Apr 12, 2017

    Subject-wise, the book was intriguing.... but for some reason, the tone of the writing just didn't resonate with me. I felt that, if this book and I were at a party, and we were having a conversation,...

  • Jeff Anthony
    Mar 12, 2017

    This book would make a great article in the New Yorker, or the Sunday NYT magazine. Just the intro, a few paragraphs from the 1st chapter, a few paragraphs on education/tech failure, and a good bit fr...

  • TJ Wilson
    Nov 17, 2016

    I have been waiting for a book to come out that says exactly this. I couldn't believe people are still doing film, but when I googled "lomography," I can see why. And I can see "happy accidents" with ...

  • Kate
    May 09, 2017

    Analog is making a comeback, despite everyone predicting that the future is digital: from a resurgence in sales of vinyl records to drops in ebook sales and new bookstores popping up and thriving, peo...

  • Darcy McLaughlin
    Jan 16, 2017

    Revenge of Analog is an interesting book that has a lot to like, but isn't without flaws. I'm glad that Sax explains early on that the book isn't necessarily an "anti-digital" book, and he recognizes ...

  • Darren
    Oct 11, 2016

    Wow! A fascinating book for a modern-day digital junkie who remembers (a lot of) the analogue past and still keeps a lot of analogue material in his life. This book is an appreciation of the analogue ...

About David Sax

David Sax

David Sax is freelance writer specializing in business and food. His writing appears regularly in The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Saveur, The Grid Toronto and other publications. His first book, Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen, was a Los Angeles Times bestseller. Sax’s work has also won a James Beard Award for Writing and L