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The term "digital download" should be abolished

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2 years ago#1
It's incredibly annoying that it caught on as a mainstream term to refer to digital distribution. Of course it's digital if you download it because you can't download something that's physical now can you?

Digital: (of signals or data) expressed as series of the digits 0 and 1

Download: copy (data) from one computer system to another or to a disk.

Digital Distribution: digital delivery or electronic software distribution (ESD) is the practice of delivering content without the use of physical media, typically by downloading via the internet straight to a consumer's home. ...
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2 years ago#2
Analog downloads might be theoretically possible.
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2 years ago#3
ThePCElitist posted...
It's incredibly annoying


Really?
If this is what passes for incredibly annoying in your world, you've lived a very sheltered life.
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2 years ago#4
Ch3wy posted...
Analog downloads might be theoretically possible.


They definitely are. Dialup modems are analog, anything sent over one of them would be an analog download. Also, data used to be stored as audible tones on audio cassettes, loading one of them would arguably be an analog download.
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2 years ago#5
Laserdiscs were analog too
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2 years ago#6
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2 years ago#7
Yes, because every common phrase in English makes perfect sense.
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2 years ago#8
With enough signal degradation, digital looks analog.
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2 years ago#9
Look at TC's username. Obviously a gimmick account.
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2 years ago#10
Super_Thug44 posted...
Look at TC's username. Obviously a gimmick account.


>not sure if new or sarcasm
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