[LMB] why we still need paper books
ed at edburkhead.com
Fri Sep 23 15:47:48 BST 2011
> HB> On Sat, 9/24/11, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
> HB> Are printed books analog?
I feel inclined to disagree. This is my humble opinion.
Analog - adjective: of or pertaining to a mechanism that represents data by
measurement of a continuous physical variable, as voltage or pressure.
The printed word is a digital recording medium which uses a different
encoding system, just not numeric.
An analog representation varies continuously. A digital representation uses
discrete codes to represent values.
In example, English contains many continuous shades of meaning. But, we
encode it in discrete words (codes).
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