The Future is Analog

is creating essays and podcasts about simple living in the digital age.

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At this level, you will get the monthly essay and the audio version read by the author. You will also gain access to the archive of past material.
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At this level, you will get the monthly essay, the audio version, and access to the archive of past material. You will also get the monthly Q&A in both written and audio form. 
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  • Monthly Q&As

About The Future is Analog

The Future is Analog is a monthly essay exploring our society's relationship with technology. While there are often clear advantages, we frequently overlook the potential for unintended consequences until it's too late. The new way isn't always the best! The ability does not create the necessity! We succumb to the siren song of marketing to the detriment of our physical health, mental well-being, and communities. 

Berin Kinsman is an established essayist, minimalist, and advocate for simple living. He misses newspapers, typewriters, record players, and the ability to perform basic life functions without a ubiquitous screen. While he understands the irony of publishing online, he's advocating for moderation and mindfulness rather than a complete return to the analog. 

As a Patron, you gain access to:

  • A monthly essay exploring our society's relationship with technology, grounded in simple living, minimalism, and common sense. These will be published on the third Thursday of each month.
  • An audio version of the monthly essay, read by the author. These will be published concurrently with the written essay. 

As an All-Access Patron, you gain access to:

  • A monthly Q&A in written and audio form. These will be published the Sunday following the release of the monthly essay. 

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