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In defence of digital: is analog really that great?

Recent years have seen pushback against the digitization of everything. People ditching digital audio in favour of scratchy old vinyl, friends putting pen to paper on a letter, instead of hitting send. Producer Manusha Janakiram wonders if there's anything more to this than misplaced nostalgia.
Is vinyl really better than having your entire music collection in your pocket?

In recent years, there's been cultural pushback against the digitalization of everything. Young people ditching digital audio in favour of scratchy old vinyl, friends putting pen to paper on a letter, instead of just hitting send. But producer Manusha Janakiram wonders if there's anything more to the trend than misplaced nostalgia.

This week she wants to hear from you: 

What's your philosophy on navigating digital in your life?

What are we missing about the analog world that has won you over?

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