Being digital

Russell Davies talks about what comes after “digital”:

The magic and silliness of the web can escape from behind the screen and spill into the world, sweeping away the pristine banality of mass consumer electronics in a tide of walking gonks and talking doorknobs. It’ll be stupid and brutal and glorious and fun. And designers will absolutely hate it.

He finishes by citing a quote by Turing that suggests he was less than enthralled by computing:

The property of being digital should be of greater interest than that of being electronic. That [computing machinery] is electronic is certainly important because these machines owe their high speed to this, and without the speed it is doubtful if financial support for their construction would be forthcoming. But this is virtually all that there is to be said on the subject.