A lot of educators never push further than miniature cameras for their curriculum -- why should they keep pushing 35mm? I suspect that Brooks' argument will fade when you see that the Big Boys -- RIT, Brooks, etc -- are keeping their darkrooms and their large-format instruction. Community Colleges would be doing their students a disservice to keep teaching them how to use 35mm instead of digi. MOST photo students, sad to say, are just trying to fill-in their distribution requirements, not expand as artists.