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What would be an example for something electric which isn't digital?

By "electric" I mean to any consumer product manufactured and sold as an "electric product" anyone here could buy retail to home/car/business but if there is no such example perhaps an example from science (for example, math, physics, chemistry) might exist.

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Stack Exchange! There are almost 200 sites to choose from, and I think you have asked this in the wrong site. Are you counting simple appliances like those that boil water but have a small microcontroller inside "digital"? In that case a really cheap water boiling pot or the cheapest of rice cookers have mechanisms that control time and/or temperature that will not be considered digital, unless you define a binary "on/off" state as digital :-) $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Mar 19, 2022 at 5:49
  • $\begingroup$ @uhoh I do indeed define on/off as digital. $\endgroup$
    – yaraklis
    Mar 19, 2022 at 5:52
  • $\begingroup$ In that case you are asking about something electric that can't be turned on and off?Has there ever been something like that in history anywhere? One can plug it in and unplug it to turn it on and off as well. $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Mar 19, 2022 at 5:53
  • $\begingroup$ @uhoh indeed what I have proposed is absurd but maybe there is a physical phenomenon which "does with electricity but isn't digital". $\endgroup$
    – yaraklis
    Mar 19, 2022 at 5:56
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    $\begingroup$ I’m voting to close this question because this is about (digital, not digital) devices, not signals. As such, it's off-topic! $\endgroup$ Mar 19, 2022 at 10:24

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Incandescent bulbs or fuses are consumer products I would associate to electricity, also they don't produce electricity. Bulbs convert electricity in something else (light) without a flow controller.

From nature phenomena, lightning is an electrical discharge in the atmosphere. Unless we live in a simulation, it is probably not digital. The phenomenon known as static electricity in the human body may count as well. Nerve cells generate electricity to convey information.

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looking around me, I see

  1. An analog loudspeaker (passive)
  2. Headphone
  3. Toaster
  4. Ceiling light
  5. LED Chain that decorates the front porch
  6. My wife's paper shredder
  7. Our grain mill for making flour
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