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Kris Lantz31-Mar-20 9:38
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I partially agree, but maybe for more "abstract" / conceptual reasons. When a value is measured as opposed to counted, it the value is analogous to the real world phenomenon, you have an analog value. I hate digital speedometer, where I must continuously interpret a numeric value and compare it mathematically to the speed limit … It does not require any major mental effort, but it is so indirect! My speed is a natural phenomenon, completely independent on Arabic numerals in a base 10 number system. The speed limit is a point on a continuous scale, and the needle should not move past that point. Simple and direct.

Watches are similar: Twice as long time is twice as large movement. Direct and logical.

Then comes these who make everything into curves and bars and whathaveyou. I've seen recipes showing that you need five apples as a bar of length 5, rather than as 5 countable apple icons. Please leave countable values in the countable domain! (Or as we computer guys say: As integers.)
AReady wrote:
How about the pleasure to fine tune FM radio with an analog tuning wheel vs a beeping digital RDS scanner
This is where I am beginning to disagree somewhat ... Sound is, in its nature, analog. The selection of one radio channel among a countable set of channels is not an analog operation. Conceptually, it belongs in the digital domain.

Furthermore: We have had all digital DAB radio for three years in Norway. Three years completely free of hiss due to poor signal. Free of electrically induced nose - car ignition and such. Free of interference from neighboring channels.

From a technical viewpoint it has some great advantages as well: It is extremely modest in frequency and bandwidth requirements: A 2 MHz frequency band covers the entire country; you never need to allocate another transmission channel (frequency) for that set of program channels. A transmitter draws a fraction of the electrical power of an FM transmitter covering the same area, carrying 12-20 program channels rather than a single one. If the signal from the transmitter to the north is too weak, and so is the signal from the one to the south, maybe the sum of those two signals is good enough. If it is not, there is no need to set up a huge full power transmitter between them: A small, cheap transmitter that adds to the two (or more, or one) existing signal to raise it up to the required level.

There are several countable, non-continuous aspects in the radio: The selection of a multiplex, of a program channel within that mux, the set of transmitters, the mux ID and program ID, the supplementary text (like RDS text), ... Really, the only continuous, analog component is the sound itself. And that has improved greatly when going from FM to DAB; I'd say extremely so in you car radio when driving around in the Norwegian valleys with mountain sides for the FM waves to bounce back and forth between, and hills to shade the signal down to a minimum value (and below).

The radio system seen as a whole: I am certainly not nostalgic, longing back to the FM days. The switch to DAB has been a great step forward in all significant aspects. The only thing that was made wrong is that it took 20+ years from it was standardized until it took over (and in several European countries it is still secondary, while we wait for the FM transmitters to break down from old age). If DAB had been pushed through ten to fifteen years earlier, it would have hit the (end of) the great radio years. It is a pity that we introduce a truly great radio technology at a time when ever fewer people listen to the radio.

(This is in particular if you distinguish between "hearing" and "listening": Listening is wanting to hear. Not just hearing some background music, which can come from any jukebox-type source, but listening to a great radio play, in depth news reports, causeries, reports from festivals all over, debates, ... all the non-jukebox stuff. People of today seem to value that stuff down; they don't need the radio to hear some background music. Without listening.)
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