Second, when we seek to interpret our data, knowing how digitization works can inform what algorithms we choose, what instruments we choose, and what measurement parameters we set.
Third, when we see data collected by others, we can critically evaluate what measurement artifacts may be in their data that they have missed (if they don't know what you're about to learn!). and
Finally, if we ever seek to devise a new measurement strategy or design a new instrument, we'll know what engineering choices we and our collaborators have.
If you are familiar with laboratory instrumentation, go straight to the next page. Otherwise, you may find the following video useful for context.