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The term "digital download" should be abolished

#1ThePCElitistPosted 9/26/2013 10:24:29 AM
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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#2Ch3wyPosted 9/26/2013 10:27:20 AM
Analog downloads might be theoretically possible.
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#3WeaponX1138Posted 9/26/2013 10:29:38 AM
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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#4Davel23Posted 9/26/2013 10:30:23 AM
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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#5Orestes417Posted 9/26/2013 10:59:10 AM
Laserdiscs were analog too
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#6stmstrPosted 9/26/2013 11:17:26 AM
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#7PyrotechnixxxPosted 9/26/2013 11:20:23 AM
Yes, because every common phrase in English makes perfect sense.
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#8SinisterSlayPosted 9/26/2013 11:21:58 AM
With enough signal degradation, digital looks analog.
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#9Super_Thug44Posted 9/26/2013 11:27:40 AM
Look at TC's username. Obviously a gimmick account.
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#10PyrotechnixxxPosted 9/26/2013 11:40:44 AM
Super_Thug44 posted...
Look at TC's username. Obviously a gimmick account.


>not sure if new or sarcasm
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