Is Analog More Authentic Than Digital?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

vinyl record player

By Edward Nawotka

Today’s lead story about Underwood’s first release of a recording of short stories on vinyl suggests that analog recordings offer a richer experience than listening to an MP3.

Print versus digital. Pen and paper versus keyboard and computer. Vinyl versus MP3. Each has its own advocates. One one side is the argument that analog is more authentic, visceral and real than digital. On the other side is the belief that digital is a means far more efficient and flexible than than the decades- and centuries-old way of doing things.

Which side are you on? Read our story and let us know what you think in the comments.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.