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The Digital Slay-Ride

Folks giggled at Wired founder Louis Rossetto’s bombastic formulation in 1993 that the “digital revolution is whipping through our lives like a Bengali typhoon” and upsetting the old order. But Rossetto is getting the last laugh. Wherever digital zeros and ones can dislodge analog processes, they either have or are. Call it a digital slay-ride.

The Digital Slay-Ride: What’s killing newspapers is the same thing that killed the slide rule. – By Jack Shafer – Slate Magazine.

Paperless Records and digital x-rays are just the beginning.