Which is better: Life in the digital era or life before the digital era?

Discussion in 'Survey Center' started by KC2SIZ, Aug 22, 2019.


Which is better: Life in the digital era or life before the digital era?

  1. Life before the digital era

    27 vote(s)
  2. Life in today's digital world

    27 vote(s)
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  1. N1OEY

    N1OEY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Born in 57 here. Personally think the world would be a better place without 99% of all social media.
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  2. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    I don't use the digital modes (hardly ever) but I think they're very welcome, as they provide "contacts" under conditions when older modes really won't work; as such, they've been helpful to people with antenna restrictions and such.

    The only reason I don't use them (I'm set up for them and can use them any time I wish to) is they're boring. They provide "contacts," but not much in the way of real conversation, which is what I'm in for.

    Even on RTTY (like 40 years ago, when I used it pretty often), which is "keyboard to keyboard," we had hour-long rag chews, so it was similar to working CW except it used keyboards.
  3. KJ4VTH

    KJ4VTH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Mostly on the wireless cables, huh? :D
  4. AD5MB

    AD5MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    when RTTY was mechanical, it was epic. when it went digital it diminished

    internet > ebay or amazon > paypal is way better than tiny advertisement in obscure magazine > payphone > Mastercard > stuff you can't live without.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2019

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