A friend of mine was talking technology and it's place in the corporate world, which is where he exists and brought up the subject of digital natives verses digital migrants. Digital natives are those who were born into the digital age and migrants are those who were not but have had to learn to adapt and cross over. He went on to give me a detailed explanation of why a lot of companies he works with and advises in France, are now reaping the benefits of being able to employ the natives in place of the migrants and how the process eventually becomes inevitable anyway! None of this means very much to me to be honest but it also applies to the photography field I'm sure. We are a mixture of digital migrants and natives. The digital camera has been around long enough now that there are a generation of people who know nothing else. I realise that there will always be individuals born into the digital age who will choose to use film as a medium ... the same people will quite likely have a healthy Bob Dylan collection in their music libraries! To see a teenager carting around a Leica M is rather akin to the same, choosing to wear flares and a corduroy jacket. I guess in reallity that person then becomes an analog migrant ... and they are definitely out there thankfully! I realise too that there is a group of people who will never migrate and will always be far more comfortable with the technology that they were born into.