A model in a studio I used to rent once asked me where the dressing room was,"next door and up the stairs" I replied, after about twenty minuets I went to look for her, she had gone outside into the street and climbed a twenty foot ladder that a workman had left leaning against a wall
Haha, that is ... wow. Just plain stupid. And funny. How does she not have a clue what film is? People that age, while young, are old enough to remember what "film" is. I've never come across somebody who didn't know what film was, unless they were really young. A 5 year old may not know what film is, and understandably so, but an 18 year old? Please. Only thing I can think of is really bad memory or just plain oblivious.
Sorry to say, many young people have little general knowledge, even after having gone through college. If it wasn't taught, they don't know it. I remember talking with a geology graduate and referred to the material on a slope as alluvium. He said "How do you know what alluvium is? Did you study it?" He was amazed that I regarded it as general knowledge.
I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.
Sadly, many do not want to know anything they don't have to know. Several friends are teachers, and the mood of the students has heavily shifted towards, "I don't want to know how it works, I just want to know the answer."
Their lives are geared around standardized tests, and the answers are all that matters.