Elitist Analog

The novelty of low-tech translates into prestige to establish individualism

Implications - Rarity has always been tied to exclusivity, and exclusivity to prestige. As society becomes wholly digitized, analog items -- such as notebooks or record players -- become symbols of elitism. Contemporary, high-end design drives this point home, adding fuel to the divergent fire of a tech backlash.
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Warm 2,879 Clicks Pub: Nov 7, 15
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Mild 2,289 Clicks Pub: Oct 31, 15
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Mild 573 Clicks Pub: Nov 10, 15
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Mild 3,171 Clicks Pub: Aug 12, 15
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Analog Dial Timepieces - The V02MKII Minimalist Watch Features an Unusual Square Shape
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Average 344 Clicks Pub: Feb 12, 16
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