We recently laid out a step-by-step guide to digitising your life, but for some of us, the choice to go digital isn’t just about whether we can; it’s whether we want to. So we’re wondering: what are your analogue hold-outs?
The BBC published an article today examining the idea of “living out of a hard drive”, in which a couple of digital early adopters discuss how they’ve ditched their physical stuff for digitised alternatives. Apart from the gimmicky “I don’t even need a home anymore” aspect, it does drive home the point that a lot of traditionally well loved but bulky physical things have been matched nicely in the digital realm. What the article doesn’t really address is when and why some of us still choose physical objects over digital alternatives, so that’s what we’d like to hear about.
What physical things do you still prefer over their digital counterparts? Why? If the problem is that the digital version isn’t quite up to snuff yet compared to the physical one, what would it take to get there?