Announcing A Digital Holiday

Call me unsentimental…

…but I don’t miss waiting by my house phone all night for a call that never came, re-spooling my favorite album after it was ravaged by an overeager tape deck, or watching TV the old fashioned way, with all those ads cluttering up the goodness of my favorite shows.  For that matter, I don’t miss the yellow pages, card catalogs, typewriters, road atlases, or newspapers either.

So a bunch of us at AgencyNet got together and thought we’d do something about it.  We decided that “digital” needed a holiday.  And thankfully, this year afforded us the perfect day: October 10th, 2010 — a fully digital date.  (Oct. 10 –> 10/10/10 –> 101010)

We’ve created a website ( where we remove the rose colored glasses of our critics and take an unsentimental look back at what life was really like before digital.

Recently, there’s been a spate of columns, advertisements, and quasi-political movements decrying the prevalence of digital in our everyday lives and the accompanying decay of the human spirit.

These modern-day gloom-and-doomsayers want to portray our shift to a more-connected, digital lifestyle as the central threat in an ongoing battle for our very souls.

Well, I might be speaking for myself, but the battle for my soul looks a lot less like digital vs. analog and a lot more like Mario vs. King Koopa.  Sorry guys, but your princess is in another castle.  Digital hasn’t cheapened our lives; it’s enriched them in ways we never thought possible.

These are the times that try men's souls.

These are the times that try men's souls.

So this October 10th do something digital.  Visit, write a blog post, post a video, send a tweet, use a TiVO, record a ditty and enjoy it all just little more than usual.

Because it’s awesome.