Digital or physical?
It’s no surprise to anyone that we are living in a digital age, where a large percentage of what we consume is located on our computers, phones and other devices. Technology has advanced before our eyes and has become ubiquitous to the point of hourly use. This has most noticeably affected our entertainment: movies and TV shows are now streamed from online services, music files are purchased and downloaded, text from books can be “flipped through” on devices like the Kindle etc. Since I grew up with shelves full of game cartridges, CDs, books of all sizes and many other cherished physical artefacts, I now struggle with my mixed feelings towards purchasing digital versions even though I recognise the convenience of doing so.