Understanding Digital Language/Culture

Analog - comprised of continuous variable information (wavelength)

Digital - comprised of discrete units (on/off)

Traits/Advantages/Differences

  • Binary Code
  • Compatibility & Standards
  • Durability
  • Standards & Flexibility
  • Perfect replication
  • Reducibility

 

Why so much press? Because the digital language fundamentally changes the relationship between people and text, between citizens and their government, between groups and their society, between historians and their culture, etc., etc., etc.

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