The government had many years to ensure a smooth transition from analogue to digital television but failed.
The decision further delays migration to digital broadcasting and places strain on the urgently needed bandwidth for mobile data.
It’s not just old cassettes that are selling: the current crop of pop musicians are shifting their music on tapes, too.
Cassette tapes are in again – and this time, it’s smaller artists who look likely to gain.
The time we invest in our digital lives is time we don’t get back. But, it’s not impossible to knock your digital-dependance - and the holidays are the best time to start.
As the head of a media and communications program, my life’s digital-analogue balance was off. Four weeks at sea with no devices refocussed my views – even on things that had been there all along.
A CEEFAX page from 1979.
The Teletext Archaeologist - @grim_fandango
The death of the BBC Red Button teletext service marks the end of an analogue era.
Do you remember these?
The “Xennials” are supposedly a group born between the late 1970s and early 1980s, who were born analogue and became digital adults. But the evidence for their existence isn’t as clear-cut as we might hope.
Vinyl is one thing but digital plug-ins which claim to emulate the analogue sound are a rose-tinted step too far.
The mixing desk used to make Pink Floyd’s dark Side of the Moon album.
Josephenus P. Riley
The mixing desk used to make Dark Side of the Moon fetched a huge sum at auction recently. Its productive life is far from over.
A typical Betamax video tape.
The tech giant Sony may have signalled the end to its video tape but the format wars continue in the digital world.
The telephone network is dead, long live telephone calls!
Why should BT be required to provide a telephone service no one wants or needs?
Object, artwork, memory.
As Record Store Day shows, there’s a lot more to the vinyl revival than simple nostalgia.
Back… to the future?
Everyday objects with network connections that can collect and share data or be remotely controlled – the Internet of Things – promise to transform the way we interact with the world around us by fusing…