Analogue TV broadcasting is about to be switched off Australia-wide.

One thing digital TV still can’t beat analogue is the latter’s unsurpassed ability to remain watchable even in less-than-ideal conditions. With analogue, a signal often has to completely cut out for the programme to be unwatchable. This is because analogue leverages the human brain’s ability to see patterns in the snow.

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This is useful to consider when automating processes. Technology can be great at picking up clear-cut right-or-wrong errors. But it takes a human to spot the less clear-cut buds of problems.