The Revenge of Analog

David Sax
In a discussion of his new book The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter, journalist David Sax examines how society is re-embracing the analog goods and ideas that tech gurus insisted we no longer need.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Program: 
6:30 pm
Event Audio
Our seeming digital dependence notwithstanding, we’re increasingly discovering that some things can never be replaced – at least satisfactorily – by code, a click, or the cloud. Vinyl record sales have surged in the past decade. Photographers are reembracing film. Even as e-books become mainstream, independent book stores are sprouting across a country that still enjoys turning a page.
 
In a discussion of his new book The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter, journalist David Sax examines how society has begun falling back in love with the analog goods and ideas that tech gurus insisted we no longer needed. Everything old is new again.
 
Sax, who lives in Toronto, is a writer and reporter whose work appears regularly in The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New Yorker, and Saveur.