Boy that got your attention. Technically, film is far from dead and will not die as long as photo-processing labs are abundant. Which is the case. Now then, if batteries suddenly became unavailable*, whose technique is dead then? Many amongst my thousands of Nikon F shots sell fine without a computer and my slides never suffered nor fear a hard drive crash. OK B&W is virtually dead commercially and color could follow in a century or two. (I could be wrong but can't find b&w film or processing around here). BUT Who cares. Digital people seem to be threatened by us who still use film. Why they are threatened is uncertain...I'm not a psychologist but the inability to accept what someone else does sure smacks of insecurity. I feel impelled to touch on being called a 'hybrid'. Defining the use of digital in any step of the process make a person 'digital' is almost as infantile. Who cares. Does it make you a better person to use an enlarger rather than a printer? (maybe so) and (maybe not) -- repeat after me -- WHO CARES *Some fear the upcoming magnetic pole swap and what it will do to wipe out all electronics. And some fear the 'Greenies' and there ability to kill technologies in the name of environmentalism...batteries ARE on their list. Bottom line. I say - "Who cares". If you get agitated because someone refuses to 'go digital', I feel for you, bro.