I've just been listening to this week's episode of The Digital Human, which marked it's 100th episode by comparing digital technologies with the analogue versions it replaced. By virtue of it being a programme made by people who work in a creative industry rather than specialists in technology, the focus was on creative uses of digital and analogue technologies. The general consensus of all the contributors were that digital is here to stay, but all of them lamented something about analogue that got lost when digital replaced it. What of you though? Are there aspects of your life that became less satisfying in some way when you were obliged to go digital? Did you prefer the blackboard over the interactive whiteboard for example, because there was a blackboard rubber to throw in the direction of a disruptive student to terrorise the class back to keeping quiet? Do you find the vast array of options that digital technology brings a benefit, or does having too much choice hamper you? I have to confess I much preferred roll film cameras over digital ones with which I've never taken a decent photograph, but won a few photography competitions with the old-fashioned stuff. The cost of roll film photography focuses the mind better on getting the composition and light right before you click the shutter. On the other hand, when I reflect back on my time in medical physics, when computing was still in its infancy, it was often the limitations of analogue that cramped our style.