Originally Posted by andrew.roos
R&D decisions are based on return on investment - how much additional profit you can make by selling the new product, against the cost to introduce it.
Or, how much profit can be preserved by remaining competitive- i.e., the competition has improved their product or come out with a new one which is cutting into profit from your product.
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.