Who makes the paper and film we use and how stable are the companies and how long will they produce the materials. Micheal Smith says Kodak will provide him with the remainder of Azo paper, then sells it to some unknown enitiy. JandC can't provide all of the products it lists all of the time. Amidol developer wasn't available for months this Summer/Fall. There are no film camera stores with complete inventories. My one and only store in town has a one shelf "real" photo shelf, mostly enpty. I just went to France and couldn't find a real photograph there. Everything is digital. And NO TRIPODS IN PARIS. They are pushing film photography into the trash there as they are here in the US. Maybe the world community should ban paint and canvas or clay? Better yet burn all of the Art and Photography books. Have everything digital so it can be examined to determine if it is legal and acceptable. I can see the problems that the early artists had with the Church and Governments. Artists are like a fragile flower that only grows under specific conditions and is easily crushed and made extinct.