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

  • Keith
    Jan 05, 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...

  • hedgehog
    Jan 10, 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...

  • TJ Wilson
    Dec 09, 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 ...

  • Sabrina
    Dec 16, 2016

    Rating: 5/5 for being an intriguing read on the resurgence of analog products and cultural staples.A month or so ago, I decided to answer Kelly Jensen’s clarion call to read more nonfiction. While s...

  • Steliyan Stoyanov
    Jan 01, 2017

    I work in IT and I really like the digitization of our world. And why not, that's why I can have the job i have at the moment. The author made pretty good research on what I thought dead technologies,...

  • John Gustafson
    Jan 13, 2017

    I was expecting a somewhat different book, one that focused more on the cultural aspects of vinyl records, board games, and other "analog" artifacts that persist despite having been theoretically disp...

  • Alex Abboud
    Jan 12, 2017

    A very interesting look at the enduring, and in some cases, resurgent popularity of analog products and activities in the face of growing digital influence and prevalence. Sax explores the popularity ...

  • Joseph Rizzo
    Dec 05, 2016

    I love this book, this hardcover paper and ink printed book. This is a look into many of the industries that have been disrupted by the digital revolution. Much to my surprise, it lays out some surpri...

  • Chad
    Dec 05, 2016

    Divided into two sections—"Revenge of Analog Things" and "Revenge of Analog Ideas"—the whole book basically amounts to "___ is popular again. Crazy, right?" Vinyls, Moleskines, film cameras, board...

  • 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