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What the heck is digital technology?

The grand old man of television talk shows, Larry King is going digital. The partnership between the CNN anchor and digital audio company Mediabay underscores the extent to which the digital world is gradually taking over the realm of traditional analog sounds and pictures.


*So what is digital technology?
     Digital technology is the process of breaking down audio and video signals into a binary format where the data is represented by a series of 1s and 0s i.e, they are transformed into a numerical codes.


*What is the difference between analog and digital technology?
     Analog is the process of translating audio or video signals into electronic impulses where sound waves carry the information. In digital technology, the analog waves are sampled at some point but are turned/coded into numbers and are transmitted to the destination where it is decoded by the receiver device.