Analog revival

I love digital tools. Who doesn’t?

Since the rise of the smart phone the use of digital calendars and – even more important – synchronizing them is easier than ever before. And still: The trend to do something analog remains.

A growing number of applications treats pictures and makes the snapshots look old and gives them the look and feel of old cameras. People buy high-end cameras to add grain in their pictures.

Urban Jungle

And this is just the photography’s tip of the iceberg. There are these nice pen paper tools we started using in the last two decades: various sorts of visualisation in form of mind maps, concept maps, Ishikawa diagrams and similar things.

And there are still things out there to discover. Have you heard, seen or used one of the following tools: The chrononotebook (or the rather usable form: “The Daily Rind”) or the Compact Calendar by David Seah, just to mention some.

So get out your pencils and pens, take a sheet of paper and start to plan what you gonna do next – using your GPS, digital camera and notebook.


2 responses to “Analog revival”

  1. I think some of this trend is because we are hard-wired to acquire and exchange information about our environment through kinetic and tactile modes, some of us more so than others, for example hands on learners. This is why motion detection technology and touch screen technology are so popular. Kids love smart boards because they can get up out of their seats, grasp the ideas and move them around.

    • Thank you very much for this input. I think the touch screen technology is also very popular because of the way it gives feedback. It operates in the way we learn that things behave since the days we learn to interact with the world. Touch screens are also lovely because you can get children and older people to use them.

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