Talk:Analog

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"we can not receive analog signals in Ethiopia"[edit]

we can not receive analog signals in Ethiopia since January 1, 2007. can you tell us the reason? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 213.55.87.124 (talkcontribs).

Well, this page is really for discussing the article, it's not meant to be a helpdesk.
Also, your question is far too vague.
You need to ask in a more suitable place, and give more detail in your question. Sorry. Fourohfour 16:09, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

General Definition[edit]

I'd like to see at least a general defintion of 'analog' here, perhaps contrasting it with 'digital'. Example (paraphrased from Wikipedia's definition of 'digital'): An analog system is one that uses a spectrum of values rather than a discreet set of values (ie, as in an digital system). BillSmart 10:03, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Analog is something that i don't now what is it , but i know that i have presnation about Data Transfer for tommorow , and i lost my flas memory ( USB) :( —Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.30.77.152 (talk) 16:41, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

analog[edit]

trying to figure out what to search on wikipedia to see if analog clocks will still work when tv's are all changed to digital Elephant3823 (talk) 12:11, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Yes, both analog and digital clocks will still work along with digital TV and HDTV. This is the wrong place to ask. --DThomsen8 (talk) 20:51, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Add a page for pharmacology[edit]

e.g ergocalciferol is a vitamin D analog, like that type of analog. Just throwing out the idea so someone with more knowledge and power than I can fix this accordingly :) Aglo123 (talk) 20:15, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

The articles you want are Functional analog and Structural analog, I think.--Srleffler (talk) 03:12, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

Yesterday's edits[edit]

JHunterJ, I'm sorry that you had to redo some uncontroversial edits; I should have been more careful.

I'm very sensitive to the partial title match issue too, but this particular page raises some different issues. This dab is odd because the disambiguated word is an adjective rather than a noun. Per Wikipedia:Article titles, we don't normally have articles on adjectives. For many adjectives, there is a corresponding noun form that we can redirect to. For others, different uses of the adjective are covered in articles on noun phrases that contain the adjective. See for example, Organic, which is pointed to by WP:NAME as an example of how to handle adjectives. Most of the entries are noun phrases containing the word "organic". These are not mere partial title matches, but rather are links that disambiguate the concept "organic", by providing an article on a specific sense or use of that concept. I think that many of the links on this page serve the same purpose.

I'm going to restore analogy, because it does disambiguate a particular use of the word analog: the things that are compared in an analogy are analogs of each other. There is an example or two of this usage in the linked article. Some of the other meanings you deleted may also have this character.

I would like to move Analog (program) back where it was. This is a very rare use of the term; much rarer than the ones that now appear below it. Dab pages should usually be ordered by importance, relevance, or frequency of use. In no case should a rarely-occurring meaning appear above much more common ones. Don't you agree?--Srleffler (talk) 05:10, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Things that are ambiguous with the title "Analog(ue)" are distinct from things that are ambiguous with the title "Analogy", even though the English words are related. Linking the related disambiguation page in the "See also" section is the usual way to handle that case (or merge the two dabs, which I think would be a bad approach for this case). Disambiguation pages are not sources of dictionary/etymology/linguistics information. Both analog and analogy are nouns, and analog can also be an adjective, so I don't see the issue there. -- JHunterJ (talk) 12:33, 10 July 2013 (UTC)
I am not suggesting that analogy should be included merely because it is linguistically related to analog. Rather, one meaning of the word "analog" is "the thing from which an analogy is drawn". The correct way to disambiguate this use of the term is to link to the article analogy.--Srleffler (talk) 01:44, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
According to Mirraim-Webster, 'analog' is only an adjective. So it is not a 'thing from which an analogy is drawn', it is the quality of being an analogy. 'Wet' is not a 'thing from which wetness is drawn'. This page should not exist, imho, But, I don't care enough to mess with it. Eaglizard (talk) 16:22, 27 April 2014 (UTC)
Also according to Merriam-Webster, 'analog' is a spelling variation of the noun 'analogue'.[1] -- JHunterJ (talk) 17:21, 27 April 2014 (UTC)
As JHunterJ points out, Merriam-Webster does have the noun form of "Analog", although it's a bit hard to find. Other dictionaries unambiguously list the noun and adjective forms of the word.[2].[3][4][5]--Srleffler (talk) 19:15, 27 April 2014 (UTC)