from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of analogue.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. in which the value of a data item (such as time) is represented by a continuously variable physical quantity that can be measured (such as the shadow of a sundial)
- n. something that bears an analogy to something else
- n. an organ or structure that is similar in function to one in another kind of organism but is of dissimilar evolutionary origin
- n. a structural derivative of a parent compound that often differs from it by a single element
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A simplified spelling of analogue.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input
- n. something having the property of being analogous to something else
KR: The word 'analog' represents something antiquated, original, and undeniably human.
Back then, everything was recorded in analog, and it made it all have slight distortions here and there, and it sounded very raw and gritty.
The above is going to require cable companies to either continue to transmit broadcast channels in analog or provide cable boxes to those customers like myself.
This has been true in analog times — the relationship between library and writer is a paragon of consumerism — and is even more pronounced in our digital environment.
Maybe the evolutionary analog is becoming upright and bipedal, and gaining the ability to move forward.
It is good to be aware that the terms analog and propositional, although they have become entrenched usage in this context, are both potentially misleading.
But it would have to come from a company outside the AV mainstream, because they are all trapped in analog/backward-compatible thinking.
The central idea behind MemoryMiner is a belief that the most interesting records of modern society and culture exist in analog form, 'trapped' in boxes of old photos, letters and the like.
Your analog is spurious and ludicrous on the face of it, and frankly stupid as all hell.
Finally, and perhaps most revealingly, the industries fighting for encumbrance of digital IP have often raised the 'restoring analog balance' argument, which is, roughly: The natural difficulty and generational loss in analog copying made cassette tapes and VCRs bearable.