The fact is, for the vast majority of people - digital is a far more practical medium - and will result in an improved final product - because practice (which is free, in the case of digital) makes perfect.
But in almost every walk of creative life, there is the original, and now the digital equivalent, and the original will continue to attract devotees for decades to come...
The Fender-Rhodes Electric Piano vs the Virtual Instrument Plugin
Super8 film vs Final Cut Pro with a 'film-look' effect
The 70s Marshall Amp vs the amp simulator
The Technics SL1210 vs the SLDZ-1200
In general, the new technology is bringing down prices and making the inconceivable conceivable. The fact that you can now make and release a record or shoot and cut a film on a home computer is certainly something to be celebrated. Digital Photography is part of this revolution - bring it on.
posted by Duds on August 21, 2005 07:11 PM