This is not intended to in any way shape or form to start a digital vs film war. I shoot film right now, and am "playing around" with my son's digital camera. I expect I will shoot both in the future. I'm of the mind that film does certain things well, and digital does certain things well. Use them for what they do well. Now.........the actual discussion. Perhaps, digital photography is one of those things that come along and changes society. What do I mean by that? I mean a technology, be it mechanical, electric, or electronic, that not only added value to human life, made things easier for us, did things faster for us, but was also one of those items that actually changed the way we worked, played, socialized, etc. And it also opened the doors, technologically and socially, for future products, system, breakthroughs to come to pass. The last "great" device of this nature I believe was the telephone. Think about it. It changed everything from a handwritten note or actually travelling to meet the person...........into instant socialization with your relative, friend, lover, etc. It took socializing from only paper and pen, or travel.............to the electical medium. Is digital photography of this same nature? It takes all that "material" aspect of photography away. No film, no chemicals, no paper.........just machines that handle electrons. You NEVER ever have to have a digital picture in a physical form. EVER!!! You can, if you want to, but it can stay as electrons forever. Think about how that would change the entire world. An Art medium that has no physical form. How would that change how we interact with each other? I honestly dont know. This thought is rather new to me actually.........just kinda popped in my head while reading the latest digital vs film debate. So, in case you got lost in all that.......the discussion is centerred around....."An Art medium that has no physical form. How would that change how we interact with each other?"