I'll say that depends, I'd hate to have the pilot sneeze while feathering. I suppose that's why they have two pilots (carbon based failsafe).
I'm a big fan of 1's and 0's and manipulate billions of them all the time; even as I'm typing this there's code I and my team wrote making 1's 0's and 0's 1's with a purpose on over 150 servers with two 10Gbps pipes connected to them.
In either case, analog and digital can both be catastrophic, in this case the use of the analog controls failed (and just like in the digital world Virgin Galactic Pressed on):
The Mars Climate Orbiter (formerly the Mars Surveyor '98 Orbiter) was a 638-kilogram (1,407 lb)roboticspace probe launched by NASA on December 11, 1998 to study the Martian climate, Martian atmosphere, and surface changes and to act as the communications relay in the Mars Surveyor '98 program for Mars Polar Lander. However, on September 23, 1999, communication with the spacecraft was permanently lost as it went into orbital insertion. The spacecraft encountered Mars on a trajectory that brought it too close to the planet, and it was either destroyed in the atmosphere or escaped the planet's vicinity and entered an orbit around the Sun. An investigation attributed the failure to a measurement mismatch between two software systems: metric units by NASA and non-metric (imperial or "English") units by spacecraft builder Lockheed Martin.