Analog vs Digital
By: Brynna Blackburn
Differences between analog and digital technology
"In analog technology, a wave is recorded or used in its original form". "In digital technology, the analog wave is sampled at some interval and then turned into numbers that are stored in the digital device". An advantage of digital technology is, "the recording does not degrade over time. As long as the numbers can be read, you will always get exactly the same wave". Another difference is that digital technology is more newer in our time period and includes newer devices, where analog is more like older devices.
Differences between analog and digital signals
"The difference between analog and digital signals is that analog is a continuous electrical signal, where digital is a non-continuous electrical signal". "Digital data has a faster rate of transmission when compared to analog, and gives better productivity". "Digital signals are easier and more reliable to transmit with fewer errors, analog signals are replicas of sound waves that can be distorted with noise and drops the quality of transmission".
Why someone would rather prefer one over the over
Some people might prefer digital over analog technology because digital is more new and closer to our time period then analog because analog technology is more like VCR's where digital technology is like computers and modern electronic devices. But other people prefer analog technology over digital because some people like older devices rather then newer devices. Another reason someone might want analog over digital is because analog would cost less then digital since analog is older devices but analog might cost more then digital in some situations since the product could be worth more since it was made a long time ago.