What is Digital?

I’ve been working in ‘digital’ in one form or another for over 15 years. Initially it was digital publishing (CD-ROMs), but I soon moved to the ‘Web’. For most of those 15 years, in meetings with people from outside my immediate team, I have been habitually introduced as ‘the digital guy’ despite the fact that in these same meetings no one is ever introduced as ‘the analogue guy’. But what does digital mean? It’s a word that’s used in such a bewildering variety of contexts that its meaning is now obscure to many. After all isn’t all of our TV and radio digital now...

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