Quote Originally Posted by railwayman3 View Post
The difference is that a skilled worker, on his own, can make a top quality buggy whip in a back-yard workshop with relatively simple tools and materials. You can't make a 35mm film in that way.

(I agree with what you say about Fuji and Ilford...)
The point is that there's demand for buggy whips no matter how advanced transportation technology becomes. No matter how photography changes there will always be demand for film so someone will always make it. Perhaps this is a better example.