Quote Originally Posted by Wolfeye View Post
I wonder, if, just a bit, the fading of these low-cost (and maybe cheaply and improperly fixed?) photos people used to hold dear helped spark the near-hatred of film-based imaging that lead to the digital revolution.
I doubt that. If anything, impermanence of early digitally-produced consumer photographs has posed a significant problem for people. No, what brought about the digital revolution is speed, and BLS (Blinky Light Syndrome, as in, "Oooooh, look at all of the blinky lights! Neat!"). With digital you get an image faster than a Polaroid can develop, and then you can send it to all of your friends as fast as email and the web can deliver it. As we've found out, quality comes in second to convenience, and basically people don't want to remember the past, even though they say they do.