Ah, at least one voice of reason in a club gone mad!I found a rather cool reception from most of the members which was noticed by one guy who stopped me after the meeting and basically told me to keep doing what I do and don't worry about the people in the club and their reaction to my being there. (I have and I wasn't!)
This definitely fits in with my theory. The fact that it's their way or no way is bizarre. As Mike (mathomas) and Doug said earlier, how can it be that there's no common ground in their minds??To me they seemed so wrapped up in the idea that being newer, of course digital was better that they lost sight of the fact that its all photography. The general attitude was that I was somehow just slow in figuring out that photography is now a digital medium. They were pretty much all in love with the things they could do on the computer and as you mentioned Mike were only interested in discussing the new technology.
Yeah, that was my goal as well. I'll look elsewhere for that inspiration now.Ah well, I'm not really much of a joiner anyhow so no big deal, I was just looking for a way to jump start my creative process and will keep on doing what I do!