I always considered myself an Early Adopter of technology (referencing the 5 Stages of Technology Adoption).
But I somehow keep going back to analog.
Here are 3 personal examples:
- I often read on my Kindle because of its convenience, but I still keep buying paperback books. Nothing beats the smell and feel of real books.
- I’ve been using my iPad and Apple Pencil to take notes or review documents. Yet I still find it more satisfying to use real notebooks and pens, or print on paper the documents I’m reviewing.
- I’ve used digital platforms for brainstorming but recently found myself working with Post-It Notes & Sharpies.
There are areas in which I’m sure I’d prefer the digital way. Video editing, for instance. I can’t see myself spending hours cutting actual film strips. I’d try it for the experience though.
Having said that, it looks to me that analog (paper particularly) is here to stay.