None of the computers that I purchased in the 70's exist, so even if I had the $3000 each disc, they would not be useable. Yet, I have negatives that are much older, still make great prints from. To me, this trumps all arguments of which media is better, its which one will be around for the next generation to enjoy their family photos.
Of course, the digital folks often trot out the usual screed about how you just re-save your images to whatever the new media is, and that's all well and good, but one only needs to look at a 5.25" floppy to realize that Reality often departs from the script.
I photograph things to see what things look like photographed.
- Garry Winogrand