What is on my nightstand this week: The Revenge of the Analog by David Sax
Inspiration comes from anywhere, and this book popped up on my radar from a few sources. A look at the post-digital analog revolution that is happening across corners of a number of industries, such as records making a comeback, Moleskine notebooks, and the revival of print film. The subjects are interesting, and the author has a clear voice that reads like a good narrative. The stories about not only the objects that are being created again, but how they are created makes for a doubly interesting read.
Though I having some trouble with the authors crediting of “authenticity” of some of the objects, especially one like Lomography cameras that feel like they could venture over the edge from authentic into twee. And it feels like some of the objects have a claim of utility that is as strong as that of being an authentic object, things like Moleskine (and their ilk) are as much an functional shift as an aesthetic one.