I didn't think he was talked about the news side of stock, but he mentiond Getty and didn't have a real understanding of how they worked. c.cloudwalker is right about stock, I used to do pretty well in the film days/before computer days, when shooting solid images right out of the camera was what sold. There is now a larger stock market for computer generated photo assisted images. Good stock is still required, just not the way it was. I'm sure there are photographers out there still making a living at it, my guess would be they made most of their money in the film days, became well established, made a name for themselves and are working off that side, I do expect that they aren't making the money they used to. If Hockeystarz has come up with something new, then good for him, I hope it works.