In the recent Question "Is Quantum Computing just Pie in the Sky" there are many responses regarding the improvements in quantum capabilities, however all are focussed on the current 'digital' computing view of the world.
Analog computers of old could simulate and compute many complex problems that fitted their operating modes that were not suitable for digital computing for many many years (and some are still 'difficult'). Before the wars (~I & II) everything was considered to be 'clockwork' with mechanical Turk brains. Have we fallen into the same 'everything digital' bandwagon trap that keeps recurring (there are no tags related to 'analog')?
What work has been done on the mapping of quantum phenomena to analog computing, and learning from that analogy? Or is it all a problem of folk having no real idea how to program the beasts.