Going Digital

In the May 4 issue of Information Week magazine, there is a great quote from Colin Powell. He said,

“I was born analog, was raised analog, and lived most of my life analog. I had to become digital over the last 20 years, and I’ve had to work hard at it because my business required it.”

I’ve never thought of it in those terms, but I can identify with that. I, too, was born analog and raised analog. However, I’ve spent half my life in a state of migration from analog to digital. I’d like to think that I’ve transitioned nicely. After all, I embrace the Internet, I blog, I have several websites, and my work not only revolves around cyberspace, but I use it as the primary means of conducting business.

However, before I become too comfortable patting myself on the back for my digital sophistication, I must admit that the allure of text messaging evades me and Twitter seems more like a novelty that a practical communication tool (see “Do You Tweet?“).

So perhaps I’m not a digital as I’d like to be.

Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD, is an author, blogger, and publisher with over 30 years of writing and publishing experience. Check out his book The Successful Author for insider tips and insights.

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