Actually, regarding vinyl, I just saw a Modern Marvels on "Old Tech" (Nothing on film, not sure if if that is good or bad thing, though.) and they talked about vinyl. One of the producers has actually had their demand increase. They are running their record line 2 shifts a day, 6 days a week. (If I remember correctly, I deleted it already, so I cannot double check.)
So, the moral is ... Hell, I am no good with morals.
“I don’t think Kodachrome will be around forever,” Steinle said. “I don’t think black-and-white film will be around forever unless niche manufacturers make small quantities of film.”
I don't know about Kodachrome, but I don't think that way about bw film, but who knows.
This statement discounts the artistic value of black and white. Lots of artists work in black and white, because they want to. Colour film has been around for over 70 years, if in all that time it wasn't able to eliminate black and white, who says that digital will be able to.
Kodachrome's lifespan on the other hand, even though the medium has artistic value, is limited only by the fact that Kodak, as the only supplier, is desperately trying to kill it.